DESOTO COUNTY — An Arcadia bicyclist suffered critical injuries when his bike collided with a Jeep Cherokee on the highway on Saturday evening.
The collision occurred near the intersection of State Road 70 and Haile Dean Road at 7:05 p.m., according to the Florida Highway Patrol report. A man driving a Jeep Cherokee in the westbound lane of State Road 70 traveled into the eastbound lande to pass the bicyclist on the shoulder of the road. The bicyclist pedaled in a southwesterly direction across both west and eastbound lanes of State Road 70 and collided with the Jeep Cherokee in the eastbound lane.
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