Monday, April 18, 2011

Bicyclist killed in crash with SUV in Estero

Tragically, this is the second bicyclist fatality in Estero in 2 months. (Janet LoFranco was struck and killed at the intersection of Estero Pkwy & Three Oaks Pkwy on Feb. 19th). Our hearts go out to the victims' family and friends.

Naples Daily News
April 18, 2011

A bicyclist was killed after being hit by a sport utility vehicle Sunday afternoon in Estero.

Kenneth MacDonald, 50, was riding his Spitfire bicycle southbound on U.S. 41 in the center lane just south of Coconut Road. He was attempting to cross over into the right lane when a 2011 Kia Sorrento driven by John Sekely, 48, of Barefoot Beach, hit MacDonald, and threw him from the bike just south of the Tides of Pelican Landing entrance, next to the median, according to Florida Highway Patrol reports.

The Sorrento then drove into a palm tree on the median.

MacDonald was pronounced dead on the scene. No charges were filed in the accident, according to FHP.

1 comment:

  1. just crossing 41 can be difficult. people making a right hand turn from east or west.they are looking over there shoulder(or texting,cell phone etc.)your toast if you believe you have the right of daydreaming!-focus!focus!wear a helmet-defensive always-biking on 41 is like rock climbing- you do it enough something is going to happen


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