Lake Alfred Bicycle Accident
A Winter Haven bicyclist, Norman Patrick Shepherd, 42, was struck and injured in a bicycle accident involving a van in Lake Alfred. The driver of the van, Michael S. Waters, 28, of Polk City, fled the scene after the accident. Shepherd was taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center in critical condition. Waters was charged with driving on a suspended license, leaving the scene of an accident involving serious bodily injuries, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Waters told Lake Alfred police that he had consumed alcohol and methamphetamines prior to the crash. Other charges are pending results from blood or alcohol testing. Shepherd was struck at approximately 11 a.m. near Cass Road and Adams Barn Road. Shepherd was struck from behind and his head hit the front of Waters' 1999 Ford Aerostar. Other motorists called 911 for Shepherd.
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