Bicyclist, 77, critical after being hit by truck

FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. - A 77-year-old woman is in critical condition after she was hit by a pickup truck while riding a bike Tuesday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

State troopers said Janet Schutte was riding west on Whiteview Parkway on the bicycle path about 7:20 a.m., and the pickup was heading north on Ravenwood Drive.

As the driver, 51-year-old Kevin Murphy of Palm Coast, began to pull into the intersection, he failed to see Schutte in the crosswalk, troopers said.

The front end of the truck hit the left side of the bike, knocking Schutte to the ground. She was flown to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona.

Troopers said charges are pending.

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