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Sarasota man arrested in connection with hit and run involving bicyclist

Michael James Rowe
Posted at 5:55 PM, Apr 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-01 07:05:50-04

SARASOTA Co., FL (WWSB) -- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man in connection with a hit and run involving a bicyclist on Longboat Key.

Michael James Rowe, 29, of Sarasota, was arrested Friday on charges of leaving the scene of a the crash. Additional charges are expected in relation to the incident. 

A Longboat Key police officer discovered bicyclist 69-year-old Mike Maccormick laying in the grass on the side of the road near 4949 Gulf of Mexico Drive. It happened around 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 2nd.

A witness told police that he saw Maccormick riding south and an older model white pick-up truck passing by. The witness told police he heard a "thud" and someone yell an expletive. The witness did not see the actual contact between the truck and bicyclist because he was on the opposite side of the street as the accident.

The Longboat Key Police Department said Mike Maccormick, the victim of the hit and run, is recovering from his injuries after the April 2 crash.

He has been transported to his home of Nova Scotia to continue treatment.