Mike Alessi was out training on his road bike not far from his North Florida home when a driver in a red pickup truck hit him from behind and kept going. A witness, who stopped to help Mike and apply compression to the wound on his head, said that it was red Chevy pickup (maybe with a black hood).
The accident happened US1 in Callahan, Florida, by the Ship Inn. Mike was taken to a local hospital, where he underwent test for a head injury and got stitches and staples in his head.
Mike said, on his Instagram page, “I am home now. I have a huge cut and hematoma on the top of my head that required 10 staples. My elbow has stitches and my back/butt are covered in road rash. The driver was going approximately 70+ mph when the vehicle hit me. I am just so thankful to be alive right now. It was the scariest thing that has ever happened to me!”