Bicyclist hospitalized in latest SWFL hit-and-run

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LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. – A bicyclist is recovering at the hospital with head injuries after being injured Wednesday in a hit-and-run crash, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said.

The wreck happened at 9 p.m. on Leonard Boulevard near Gunnery Road, according to LCSO.

The driver of a red SUV is believed to have left the bicyclist in the street, deputies said, but the bicycle was not at the scene.

The bicyclist’s injuries are serious, but a full recovery is expected.

This is the latest of five major hit-and-run wrecks in less than two weeks. Another bicyclist, 46-year-old Shannon Scofield, was killed on Dec. 15 in a fatal hit-and-run in Bonita Springs. Drivers left the scenes of other crashes in Buckingham, North Naples and in other areas around Southwest Florida.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers, 1-800-780-TIPS or the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, 239-477-1000.

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