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Bicyclist, 55, dies after crash in Hernando

Pickup truck hits motorized bicycle in Weeki Wachee Gardens, officials say.
The Florida Highway Patrol reported a Hudson bicyclist died at the scene of a crash in Weeki Wachee Gardens on Friday night, Sept. 17, 2021.
The Florida Highway Patrol reported a Hudson bicyclist died at the scene of a crash in Weeki Wachee Gardens on Friday night, Sept. 17, 2021. [ Photo illustration by ASHLEY DYE and LUIS SANTANA | Times ]
Published Sep. 18

A 55-year-old bicyclist died after a pickup truck hit him in Weeki Wachee Gardens on Friday night, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

A Spring Hill pickup truck driver, 37, was traveling north on Shoal Line Boulevard, south of Cortez Boulevard, and the truck “overtook” a motorized bicycle with lights heading in the same direction, law enforcement said. The truck driver had no reported injuries.

The bicyclist from Hudson was not wearing a helmet and died at the scene, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.