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A VENICE MAN WAS INJURED AFTER BEING HIT BY A PICK-UP TRUCK EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.  THE FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS 56 YEAR OLD KEITH JARRETT OF NORTH PORT WAS NORTHBOUND IN THE 400 BLOCK OF RIVERVIEW DRIVE IN NOKOMIS JUST BEFORE 6:30AM WHEN HE FAILED TO SEE 26 YEAR OLD IAN ROCHEK STANDING NEXT TO HIS UPSIDE DOWN BICYCLE IN THE ROADWAY.  JARRETT HIT BOTH ROCHEK AND THE BIKE.  ROCHEK WAS BAYFLITED TO BAYFRONT MEDICAL CENTER IN ST. PETERSBURG IN CRITICAL CONDITION.  JARRETT WAS NOT INJURED.  TROOPERS SAY ALCOHOL WAS NOT A FACTOR AND CHARGES ARE PENDING THE COMPLETION OF THEIR INVESTIGATION.