Venice FL – Initial report from Florida Highway Patrol announced an accident on Center Road involving 4 bicyclists and a car.
The crash took place as four cyclists, currently identified only as 3 males and 1 female, where riding bicycles in the right eastbound land of Center Road, just west of Rockley Boulevard.
At approximately 10:26 am, the bicyclists changed lanes from the right-hand lane into the left lane, entering the path of an oncoming 2008 Chevy sedan.
The Chevrolet collided with all 4 of the bicyclists at speed.
The resulting impact knocked all 4 cyclists to the ground. Three of the injured where transported by helicopter to an area hospital, and a fourth was taken by ambulance to Sarasota Memorial Hospital.
All 4 injured cyclists were listed in critical condition.
FHP has stated the investigation is ongoing.
Images from the scene of the accident: