A female bicyclist is in critical condition after a hit-and-run crash on Sunday. The driver struck the victim around 2 a.m. in the area of Evans Avenue, just north of MLK Blvd.
The Fort Myers Police Department is searching for the driver in the hit-and-run crash. The person drove a 2014-2015 white Kia Optima, according to the FMPD press release. The vehicle should have damages in the right front and the windshield.
Last year, there were nearly 100,000 hit-and-run crashes in Florida, which is consistent with previous years. The punishment for the crime differs depending upon the outcome, which are either injuries or death.
If the hit-and-run crash involves injuries, it is a second or third degree felony. The driver can expect the revocation of his or her license for at least three years and will face up to five years in prison, along with a $5,000 fine.
If the hit-and-run crash involves death, it is a first-degree felony. The driver can expect the revocation of his or her license for at least three years and will face between four years to 30 years in prison, along with a $10,000 fine.
For people with information on the Sunday morning incident, contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-780-8477.