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Bicyclist in critical condition after being hit by SUV in Palatka

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Updated: 8/01/2013 7:57 am
PALATKA, Fla. -- A bicyclist is in critical condition after he was hit by an SUV Wednesday morning.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 51-year-old Kevin McClain was hit by a Chevy Blazer in the northbound lanes of US-17 around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

FHP reported that McClain attempted to cross over onto the east side of US-17 before he was hit by the SUV.

According to FHP, McClain was transported to UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville.

Troopers said charges are pending.
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Meg302 - 8/8/2013 5:40 PM
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I was a witness to this accident. It was not at 9:30am it was at 9:30pm and I seen the driver swerving on the road right before he hit the man on the bike.

CharlieTsong - 8/5/2013 12:17 AM
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It was 9:30 am in bright daylight. The road belongs to everyone. Not just motorist. If you see a kid on the side of the road you must drive with the caution that you will be able to safely stop before you hit him if he bolts. Same with animals. Could it be that charges are pending because the guys family of the SUV and Kevin had many problems before? There will be no protests outside the hospital or anywhere demanding to press charges. The reverends will not be there to stir things up. Kevin is brain dead and will probably die from this accident. The governor, president, no senators, or congressmen will get involved because for over 20 years this guy has not had a pot to piss in. He accepted life as if he had everything that he needed even though he was homeless and lived in a tent. Probably not worth our time. Right?

nativejax - 8/1/2013 2:29 PM
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I think wallyworld sells them.

Realchange - 8/1/2013 1:13 PM
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Charges are pending? Could it be the bicyclist did something stupid in front of an SUV? I need to get one those Russian mounted dash cams, and put them in front and back my vehicle set them to record every time out . That way won't be any he said she said stuff. Pretty much cut and dried then who was at fault. I have seen kids running out into oncoming traffic. Pedestrian's walking down the middle of the road at night ignoring the side walk wanting to die apparently. People who intentionally try to get nicked by cars to collect insurance money (A popular thug scheme a few years ago in Jax) Animals that run out in front of you from bears to deers. People that are drunk smack into you then take off down the road. All good reasons to get a dash cam and use it.
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