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Englewood, FL - Bicyclist Killed in Accident on SR 776

Englewood, FL (March 7, 2023) - The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating after a bicyclist was killed in an accident early Tuesday morning. The crash took place in Englewood on State Road 776, near West Palm Grove Avenue.

According to officials, a 76-year-old man from Englewood was traveling southbound in a sedan on SR 776. As the man traveled south, a bicyclist attempted to cross the road in front of his vehicle. The sedan and the bicycle collided with each other, causing the bicyclist to suffer from critical injuries. Paramedics responded and pronounced the rider dead at the crash scene. The driver of the sedan was not hurt.

No one involved in the accident was identified. The FHP continues to investigate.

Bicycle accidents in Florida claim the lives of about 100 people every year. This is in addition to many more who are seriously hurt. A bicycle crash has a high chance of causing serious injuries or death as riders have no protection from the impact of the accident. Further, these collisions often take place very suddenly and unexpectedly, leaving bicyclists with no chance to avoid a collision.

Our condolences go out to the victim's family following this deadly bicycle crash in Englewood.

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