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Accident shuts down road in Wakulla County

Incident involved a bicycle, pickup truck
Car accident generic
Posted at 6:20 PM, Dec 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-27 12:51:03-05

According to a post on social media Thursday afternoon by the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office, a serious accident in the area of Springcreek Highway and Dakota Drive has shut down Springcreek Highway.

In a report released by the Florida Highway Patrol Thursday night, a pedestrian, who was on an BMX style bicycle, was traveling north in the northbound lane on Spring Creek Highway near Maido Street.

A vehicle was traveling north in the northbound lane of Spring Creek Highway.

According to the report, the vehicle, which was described as a pickup truck, began to move over the center yellow line.

The individual on the bicycle then turned left to travel west in the direct path of the vehicle.

The vehicle’s front end collided with the rear of the bicycle.

The individual was ejected off the bicycle and onto the hood/windshield of the truck.

The vehicle then applied its breaks and slid traveling in a north east direction.

The report added that the individual fell off the windshield of the truck and landed on the roadway in the southbound lane. The truck came to a final rest on the east shoulder of Spring Creek Highway facing north.

The individual’s bicycle came to a final rest facing south on the west shoulder near Dakota Drive.

As of Thursday evening, the individual on the bicycle was listed in critical condition.

The Florida Highway Patrol was assisted on scene by the Wakulla County Sheriff's Office and the Wakulla County Fire Rescue.