Bicyclist ‘darted’ in front of vehicle in Keys, causes crash, police say

A bicyclist was struck by a pickup in the Keys on Thursday, the Florida Highway Patrol reports.

The crash took place as the pickup was traveling northbound on U.S.-1 at mile marker 4.5 when it approached a three-way intersection at Macdonald Avenue, FHP said.

The bicyclist veered attempted to cross in front of the pickup and "darted out" in front of the vehicle, FHP said.

The right front of pickup struck the right rear tire of  bicycle causing the cyclist to fall onto the sidewalk.

"I’m a nervous wreck, but I’m OK,” the driver of the pickup said after the crash. "He just pulled out right in front of me. And I tried to stop but I couldn’t."

The driver said when she saw the cyclist he was "half dead" and screaming.

The cyclist was taken to Lower Keys Medical Center and was later released.

The estimated bicycle damage is $200, FHP said. 

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