Another Tampa Bay bicyclist was hit by a driver last night.
This time, it was another hit-and-run in Pinellas Park.
The bicyclist who was hit is Karri Elizabeth Bush and she is in stable condition at Bayfront Medical Center. A 2000 Toyota SUV struck Bush as she was crossing 49th Street at 86th Avenue at around 10 p.m. in Pinellas Park
The SUV's crash into the bicyclist sent the bicyclist flying onto the SUV's roof and she clung to the roof for a few blocks before she fell off and the SUV fled.
As long as drivers know they will not be criminally punished for hitting a bicyclist, we shall continue to see reckless driving.
Yes, we need awareness and education for drivers and bicyclists. But we also need car drivers who strike bicylists to be punished.