A man from Port Charlotte is in critical condition after being struck by a school bus.
FHP stated that the crash happened as eighty three year old cyclist George Heinrich rode his bicycle north along U.S. 41 and attempted to cross Murdock Circle outside of a crosswalk and in an unmarked are of the road from a parking lot.
At the same time, sixty year old bus driver Jean Corvil from Port Charlotte was driving east on Murdock Circle approaching U.S. 41. with more than thirty students as on board.
The bus grazed to left handlebar of Heinrich’s bicycle causing him to be thrown onto the roadway. The force of the impact combined with the fact that Heinrich was not wearing a helmet resulted in the cyclist being critically injured.
Heinrich was taken to an area hospital for emergency medical treatment.