According to the Orlando Sentinel, a 16-year-old teen was killed recently after his bicycle was struck by at least one vehicle in a tragic hit-and-run accident. A Florida Highway Patrol spokesperson told reporters that the 16-year-old was attempting to cross State Road 436 when he the incident occurred.
A 2000 Ford Mustang and a 2008 Ford pickup fled the scene of the accident after striking the young man; however, with the help of witnesses, police quickly located both drivers and their vehicles. The windshield of the Mustang was shattered and there was red paint on the car from the teen’s red bicycle. Police are investigating whether both drivers struck the 16-year-old.
The young man was pronounced dead hours after the accident at Florida Hospital Apopka.
My Loved One Has Died in a Bicycle Accident and I Need a Bicycle Accident Lawyer
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), since 1932, approximately 53,000 cyclists have died in auto accidents. In 2009 alone, traffic accidents claimed the lives of 630 cyclists and injured approximately 51,000 others.
If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries or if a loved one died in a bicycle accident, do not hesitate to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys today so we can hear your story. We understand what you have been through and want to help you in your time of need. Please comment and tell us your story below or feel free to comment on our Facebook page.
Did You Know: In 2009, 40 percent of traffic accidents resulting in cyclist fatalities involved alcohol use by either the driver or the cyclist.
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