Columbia County

Teen cyclist in critical condition after being hit by car near Walmart, Lake City police say

LAKE CITY, Fla. — A teen cyclist is in critical condition after they were hit by a car on Monday night, the Lake City Police Department said.

Officers were dispatched to NW Bascom Norris Drive near Walmart on U.S. 90 just before 6 p.m.


Police found the 14-year-old cyclist “breathing but unconscious with an apparent head injury,” LCPD said in a Facebook post.

The driver who hit the teen stayed at the scene of the crash and cooperated fully with investigators, police said.

The teen “was traveling east from the Walmart parking lot approaching NW Bascom Norris Drive,” and “did not stop before entering NW Bascom Norris Drive.”

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Police said the car was unable to stop in time, hitting the teen.

The teen was taken to “a nearby trauma unit with critical injuries,” LCPD said.

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact LCPD Investigator Collins at 386-752-4343.

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