Another bicyclist struck – this time by deputy sheriff

275-SJSO-PATROL-CARLt Jennifer Layton reported to Historic City News that earlier today, a St Johns County deputy sheriff struck a bicyclist as he pulled onto SR-207 from the parking lot at the St Augustine Record.

The 32-year-old deputy, Nicholas Cooper, was driving the marked patrol car with one passenger, 58-year-old James Holly. Cooper attempted to turn right onto SR-207 from News Place pulling into the path of the bicyclist.

The crash occurred about 12:12 p.m. today. The bicycle rider, identified to local news reporters as 26-year-old Daniel Downour of St Augustine, was charged with failure to use due care. Downour received minor injuries in the crash, according to Lt. Layton.

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