Bicyclist Injured in Sopchoppy

By: WCSO Press Release
By: WCSO Press Release

Sopchoppy, FL -- August 19, 2011 --

A 40-year-old Sopchoppy man was severely injured when he was struck by a female Crawfordville motorist on the Sopchoppy Highway near Lou's Bait and Tackle, according to Sheriff David Harvey.

The bike rider, Girardeau Franz Murray, pulled out in front of a female
motorist who was northbound on the highway and was struck at
approximately 4:21 p.m. The bicyclist was riding in the highway bike
lane prior to the accident occurring.

Wakulla EMS staff transported the victim to Tallahassee Memorial
Hospital with critical head and body injuries.

No charges have been filed against the driver.

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