SARASOTA -- A 60-year-old Sarasota cyclist was struck and killed at 6:46 p.m. Saturday in a collision with a vehicle at the intersection of University Parkway and Lockwood Ridge in Manatee County.
A 2003 Dodge Ram driven by Jimmie Jerome Mnneil, 55, Sarasota, was stopped for traffic facing south exiting the Center at University Parkway, 8320 Lockwood Ridge Road, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office report. The bicyclist was westbound on University Parkway in the westbound bike path.
The cyclist was pronounced dead at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center.
The driver told deputies he saw the traffic light at Lockwood Ridge Road turn green and saw traffic approaching as he quickly accelerated onto University Parkway and struck the right side of the bicycle. The driver of the vehicle was charged with violating right of way.