Bicyclist dies from hit-and-run injuries

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A 69-year-old Gainesville man died over the weekend after he was hit while riding his bike on Friday evening.

According to a Gainesville Police Department (GPD) email, the man died from his injuries sustained around 10:30 p.m. during a hit-and-run in the 400 block of SE 9th Street.

The man was found with broken limbs and in cardiac arrest. Emergency responders transported him to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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GPD detectives are investigating the accident.

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Citizen Sane

Severe penalties for hit and run need to be posted on billboards across the county for all to see.