WELLEN PARK — A bicyclist was killed late Friday afternoon in a crash in Wellen Park, North Port.
The crash happened at about 3:55 p.m. in the busy intersection of U.S. 41 and West Villages Parkway.
The cyclist was struck by another vehicle.
“The adult bike rider has passed away,” aid Josh Taylor, spokesperson for the North Port Police Department in an email to The Daily Sun. “The investigation is ongoing.”
Portions of U.S. 41 were blocked as police investigated the crash. Southbound Tamiami Trail was shut down.
Police released no information about the person who was killed or the other driver.
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This is another tragedy that has become to common place in our neighborhood. Public safety is lacking. Too many people are driving without respecting the laws of the road. Traffic is getting out of control due to the enormous amount of growth.
This is a very dangerous intersection. Days earlier I was at the same intersection waiting to turn north onto West Villages Parkway.
As my light turned green a large construction truck ran the red-light and sped across US41 southbound into Wellen Park.
Hello Nort Port Police? Where are you?
You have a nearby presence so get going and stop another tragedy from happening.
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