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Massachusetts bicyclist dies in East Naples crash

By Daily News staff

A Massachusetts man has died after being struck by a vehicle while biking in a neighborhood in East Naples Wednesday morning, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

Niel S. Fossile, 71, of Marlborough, Mass., was riding his bicycle northbound on Madison Park Boulevard in the Madison Park community at 9:50 a.m. when the accident occurred. He was struck by a Nissan Titan truck driven by Brian Featheringham, 55, of Naples, who was turning onto Madison Park from Princeton Drive.

The front of the vehicle struck the right side of Fossile, knocking him to the ground. He was transferred to Naples Community Hospital. Fossile was not wearing a helmet.

Charges are pending in this case.

Source: Naples News