Haines City Police Department Press Release
Bicyclist killed in hit-and-run crash
HAINES CITY, FL – The Haines City Police Department is looking for any information regarding a
fatal hit-and-run crash early Monday morning that left a bicyclist dead.
Patrick Ard, 53, of Davenport was fatally struck prior to 6:30 a.m. in the area of Hinson Avenue and
Powerline Road. Headed west on his bicycle, Ard was struck from behind by a vehicle that was also
traveling west on Hinson Avenue.
Evidence indicates the suspect’s vehicle left the roadway prior to impact. Ard died on the side of the
Vehicle parts from the scene indicate that the driver was likely operating a Ford Fiesta made between
the years 2014 and 2018.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477) or
online at www.P3tips.com. Those who contact Crime Stoppers with information will remain anonymous
and be eligible for a cash reward.