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Wewa cyclist struck by car

A 30-year -old Wewahitchka man, bicycling north on State Route 7 just before 5 p.m. Monday, was struck by a car and rushed to the hospital with serious injuries.

According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol, the bicyclist was cycling north in the southbound bicycle lane, which is the wrong direction in the bicycle lane, at about 4:40 p.m.

A sedan, driven by a 56-year-old Panama City woman, was turning left onto State Road 22 from State Road 71, and the front left side collided with the bicyclist.

She was unhurt. He was transported to Ascension Sacred Heart with serious injuries.

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

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