Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Public safety

Gibsonton cyclist hit by car, hospitalized

GIBSONTON — A Gibsonton man was hospitalized after a car struck his bike Sunday night, deputies said.

Quinton Davis, 19, was riding his white bicycle southbound across Symmes Road just east of East Bay Drive when the car hit him, according to Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies.

The driver of the vehicle, who authorities identified as Damiam Thomas, 17, of Apollo Beach, saw Davis and applied his brakes. He was unable to stop the 2005 Lexus SUV before hitting the bike, leaving 175 feet of skid marks, according to a news release.

Davis was transported to Tampa General Hospital.

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