Bicyclist dies after being struck by car while crossing a road

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A man died in Bonita Spring on Wednesday night after being struck by a car when attempting to cross the road illegally.

According to Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Steven Dodge, 73, was riding a bike along the sidewalk headed west down Bonita Beach Road.

Witnesses say Dodge then attempted to make an illegal crossing across the road away from the cross walk.

As he crossed the street at an angle in front of traffic, a car heading in the same direction hit the bike from behind, sending Dodge and his bike into the windshield of the car before sending them airborne.

Dodge was taken to Lee County Memorial where he passed away from his injuries.

The driver of the vehicle was found to have done no wrong doing in the incident.


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