This photo from Google Maps shows the intersection of US 98 and Bay Street in Eastpoint where the bicycle accident occurred.
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Truck hits Eastpoint man in bicycle accident

A 23-year-old Eastpoint man was critically injured early Tuesday morning when the adult tricycle he was riding was hit by a pick-up truck on U.S. 98 in Eastpoint.

According to a news release from the Florida Highway Patrol, the bicyclist, who was not wearing a helmet, was traveling east on U.S. 98 at about 6:07 a.m. in the eastbound lane.

A 62-year-old Apalachicola man, driving a pickup, was also traveling east on US 98 in the eastbound lane when he approached the bicyclist near Bay Street, which is the street between Fisherman’s Choice and Carquest Auto Parts.

The truck’s front bumper collided with the rear of the bicycle, and the bicycle’s rear tires became wedged under the front bumper of the truck.

The bicyclist was thrown from the bicycle and landed on the south shoulder of US 98 just east of Bay Street. 

The Florida Highway Patrol was assisted by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and Franklin County Emergency Medical Services.

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