Tampa, FL - Bicyclist Killed in Collision on E. Fowler Ave.
Tampa, FL (March 8, 2023) - The Tampa Police Department is investigating following a fatal crash involving a bicycle on Wednesday, March 8th. The collision took place in the 1500 block of East Fowler Avenue.
According to police, the accident involved a pickup truck and a bicyclist. The truck struck the bicyclist, causing serious injuries. Rescue officials responded to the scene. The rider sustained critical injuries and was ultimately pronounced dead at the scene. There is no word on what caused the accident to occur. The victim's identity has not been released.
Police diverted traffic onto 17th Street while they conducted an investigation. There is no further information available at this time.
Bicycle crashes in Florida claim the lives of about 100 people every year. While not as common as other types of collision, the outcome of a bicycle accident is usually more serious and catastrophic than an accident involving a car or larger vehicle. Many Florida bicycle accidents are caused by negligent drivers and could have been prevented through the use of ordinary care.
We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the victim's family in the aftermath of this Tampa bicycle accident.
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