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Bicyclist struck, killed by car

5:11 PM, Jun 16, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A bicyclist was struck and killed by a speeding car Sunday afternoon.

The driver of the car remains in life-threatening condition, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

The driver was traveling northbound on the 3200 block of Townsend Road near Merill Road around 3:24 p.m. 

According to witnesses, the driver was speeding and went off the road, hitting a bicyclist who was riding on the sidewalk. 

The car struck a retaining wall, pinning the bicyclist against a retaining wall of a church. 

The car then went air born and landed on the driver's side. 

According to JSO, the bicyclist, who was only identified as a white male, was pronounced dead on the scene. 

The driver, a white male in his 30's, was taken to UF Health Jacksonville, according to JSO. 

"We have one [witness] that helped us out with what we have so far. Of course we'll follow up and obviously if anyone who wasn't able to stay around we ask them to call the sheriff's office as soon as they can," said Detective Brian Blaquiere JSO traffic Homicide Unit.


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