Hit-and-Run in Brevard County Kills Cocoa Bicyclist
After nearly a month of exhaustive investigative work, authorities with the Florida Highway Patrol have finally been able to identify the make and model of the vehicle they believe was involved in a deadly hit-and-run collision on June 3 that claimed the life of a bicyclist from Cocoa.
Initial details from the fatal bicycle accident indicate that it was shortly after 9:30 p.m. on Friday, June 3, 2022, when a 56-year-old resident of Cocoa was riding his bicycle in the westbound direction along the paved shoulder of the Merritt Island Causeway heading toward Magnolia Avenue. As he approached the area of the Hubert Humphrey Bridge, an unidentified driver in a gray 2013 Chrysler 200 left the outside lane of traffic and struck the bicyclist with the front of their vehicle. The impact from this collision caused the 56-year-old Cocoa man to be thrown from his bicycle and into the Indian River below. The driver of the Chrysler did not stop to assist the crash victim and instead left the scene of the accident almost immediately after it occurred.
Local Brevard County emergency response teams and troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol were dispatched to the crash site, but it was the United States Coast Guard that ultimately discovered the deceased victim in the Indian River. The length of time for these search and rescue efforts is unclear.
Now, after several weeks of diligent work, the Florida Highway Patrol has released an official description of the hit-and-run suspect’s vehicle. It is a gray 2013 Chrysler 200 with a 20CCDL Florida license plate and possible windshield or front headlight damage. If you have any information surrounding the identity of the driver, the location of the Chrysler, or anything else that might be helpful in this tragic hit-and-run accident, please contact your local police department, Florida’s Crimeline at (800) 423-TIPS, or the Florida Highway Patrol at (407) 737-2213.
Since 1977, Brevard County wrongful death lawyer James O. Cunningham has been compassionately representing the families of victims who have lost their lives in pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, hit-and-runs, ATV crashes, golf cart collisions, and SUV rollovers. If you would like to schedule a free 30-minute case evaluation, please contact us today at 877-FL-INJURY to make an appointment.
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.