Cyclist dies from injuries received during crash in Savannah

SAVANNAH — A cyclist who was struck by a car while crossing a street has died from his injuries, Savannah police officials say.

The Savannah Police Traffic Investigation Unit is investigating a March 5 crash on Abercorn Street and Largo Drive that resulted in one fatality on March 15.

According to the Savannah Police Department, a preliminary investigation revealed that at around 11:30 p.m., 59-year-old Douglas Hackler, was on his bicycle traveling east on Largo Drive crossing Abercorn Street on a red traffic signal. At the same time a 69-year-old driver was traveling north on Abercorn Street in a Toyota Corolla, entering the intersection on a green traffic signal.

Police say the driver was unable to stop and struck Hackler.

Hackler was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. He died from his injuries on March 15.

The traffic investigation unit is continuing to investigate this collision.