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Clearwater Bicyclist in Critical Condition After Crash

Authorities said the driver that hit the Clearwater bicyclist ran a red light.

A Clearwater bicyclist was critically injured Friday when he was struck by a Porsche. Credit: Patch file photo
A Clearwater bicyclist was critically injured Friday when he was struck by a Porsche. Credit: Patch file photo
A Clearwater bicyclist was airlifted to Bayfront Medical Center with critical injuries after a car failed to stop at a red light and struck the bike, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Gerald Mullen, 48, was riding his bike southbound on McMullen Booth Road in the marked crosswalk at Union Street when authorities said a car driven by 50-year-old Brian Wilstein did not stop for a right turn on red.

That is when Wilstein's 2009 Porsche hit Mullen, the highway patrol said in a news release. 

Charges are pending. 
Joe VonWaldner August 21, 2013 at 05:18 PM
Another tragedy! People need to respect the traffic lights and signs. There are there to protect the citizens for events like this one. Watch out for pedestrians and bikes. Sometimes people are in such a hurry to go somewhere that they do not watch what they are doing or going. These events can cause somebody's life. Hope that Gerald recovers quickly from his injuries. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We can help you or a loved one if you need to bond out of jail. Call us at 727-592-0000 or visit us online at www.49thstreetbailbonds.com

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