Bicyclist, 80, dies after crash involving golf cart in The Villages

THE VILLAGES, Fla. — An 80-year-old bicyclist died Friday morning after troopers said the driver of a golf cart turned in front of him in The Villages.

Troopers said the golf cart driver, a 69-year-old woman from Rochester, New York, told them she couldn’t see the bicyclist due to the early morning sun.


Investigators said the golf cart driver was making a left on Ichabod Way in The Villages from Hillsborough Trial when she turned directly into the path of the bicyclist.

Troopers said the 80-year-old man, who lived in The Villages and was wearing a helmet, was thrown off his bike and suffered serious injuries. He later died at a nearby hospital.

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.

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