PORT ST. LUCIE — The 17-year-old bicycle rider critically injured in a crash final week died Saturday within the hospital, in keeping with Port St. Lucie police.

The crash occurred Sept. 30 at Southeast Veterans Memorial Parkway and Southeast Triumph Highway, police acknowledged.

Police at 5:51 a.m. went to the scene, and an preliminary investigation decided the bicycle rider, recognized as Daniel M. Portillo, of Port St. Lucie, traveled west on Southeast Triumph Highway and was struck by a Ford Bronco northbound on Southeast Veterans Memorial Parkway.

Markings of the place a crash occurred Sept. 30 at Southeast Veterans Memorial Parkway and Southeast Triumph Highway in Port St. Lucie might be seen with orange paint close to middle of image. Daniel M. Portillo, 17, who was driving a bicycle when he was hit simply earlier than 6 a.m. died Oct. 1 in an area hospital, in keeping with Port St. Lucie police.

Portillo was critically injured and brought to a hospital, the place he died Saturday morning, police acknowledged.

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Performing Assistant Port St. Lucie Police Chief Carmine Izzo stated Monday that Portillo was getting back from visiting a pal’s dwelling on the time.

“I do know he was leaving the home early within the morning,” Izzo stated. “It seems he was returning dwelling.”

The 59-year-old driver of the Ford Bronco was driving to work and was not injured.

Izzo stated there have been no indicators of impairment for the Bronco driver or Portillo, who was not sporting a helmet. Izzo stated it was darkish on the time of the crash, and that the investigation is ongoing.

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Bicyclists needs to be conscious they’re thought of a car on the roadway and should obey all visitors legal guidelines, Izzo stated. Bicycles needs to be geared up with a working headlight and tail mild when it’s darkish.

Police stated drivers ought to stay vigilant for bicyclists, guarantee their focus is on the roadway and obey all visitors legal guidelines.

No different info was accessible Monday.

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This text initially appeared on Treasure Coast Newspapers: The crash occurred on Southeast Veterans Memorial Parkway