Investigators still are looking for the driver of a car that left a tandem bicyclist dead and another injured in an accident on the Memorial Causeway in Clearwater on Labor Day.
Robert W. Lemon, 26, of Largo, died from injuries sustained in the Monday morning accident, according to Clearwater Police.
The other rider, Hillary C. Michalak, 27, of Largo, sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken by Bayflite to Bayfront Medical Center. She is in critical condition.
“Detectives are still trying to chase down leads at this time,” Rob Shaw, Clearwater Police spokesman, said in an email. “We don’t have a good description of the car right now.”
A passing driver discovered a set of handlebars in the eastbound curb lane of Memorial Causeway before 6:18 a.m. A tandem bike was found in the bicycle lane. And the two injured riders were laying in a grassy area off the roadway about 50 feet apart from each other.
Memorial Causeway was closed for about four hours Monday because of the accident.
The suspect vehicle fled the scene.Anyone with information about the identity of the cyclists or the vehicle involved in the crash is asked to call Clearwater Police at 727-562-4242.