Alachua County, FL (August 14, 2019) - Two bicyclists were hospitalized after a hit-and-run crash that took place in Alachua County on Tuesday, August 13th. Police say that the bicyclists were riding on Northwest 46th Avenue around 7:00 p.m. when they were struck by a vehicle.
The vehicle, which police describe as a Honda or Toyota, was traveling westbound on Northwest 46th when the crash happened. A 28-year-old female bicyclist suffered critical injuries, while a 39-year-old female bicyclist sustained minor injuries. The vehicle driver fled the scene traveling northwest on County Road 235. Neither of the victims has been identified.
Police believe that the vehicle has a missing passenger-side mirror and front-end damage. Anyone with information should contact the Gainesville office of the Florida Highway Patrol at 1-800-387-1290.
We wish to extend our condolences to the victims and their families in this unfortunate hit-and-run in Alachua County. Bicyclists on our roadways are extremely vulnerable to crashes with vehicles. When a bicycle crash occurs, the injuries are frequently serious in nature. A bicycle crash can be made worse by the fact that the driver failed to remain at the scene to render aid or cooperate with police when they are legally obligated to do so.
At Rubenstein Law, our Florida bicycle accident attorneys bring experience from all types of cases to your situation. We will not back down from a challenge and will fight to ensure that you are fully compensated for your injuries, no matter the circumstance. For your free consultation at any time, please give us a call at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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