Volusia County sheriff hit by car while riding bike for second time since 2017

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood was hit by a car while riding his bike on Thursday.

Deputies said he was riding in Port Orange when he was hit at Town West Boulevard and Daylily Street around 4:30 p.m.

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Investigators said the mirror of a red Hyundai hit Chitwood on the back and then left the scene.

Deputies said Chitwood is in good spirits and has minor injuries.

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This is the second time that Chitwood has been hit by a vehicle while cycling in recent years.

In September 2017, Chitwood was taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries after he was hit by a pickup truck in Ponce Inlet.

Stay tuned to Channel 9 Eyewitness News for updates.

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.