Bradenton, FL (July 15, 2021) - A bicyclist was killed in a crash that happened in Bradenton on Thursday afternoon. The accident took place on 44th Avenue East near the intersection with 11th Street East.
When rescue workers arrived, they pronounced the bicyclist dead at the scene. There is no information on the cause of the crash and the bicyclist's identity has not been revealed. The road was closed near the crash scene as police investigated. Motorists were advised to seek alternate routes of travel.
No further details are available at this time. An investigation is ongoing.
Florida is home to many people who enjoy riding bicycles. With an accomodating climate, bicyclists enjoy getting out and riding their bikes at any chance they get. Riding a bicycle, however, comes with very clear risks. In 2018, there were over 6,500 reported bicycle accidents in Florida. 148 of these accidents resulted in death and over 6,100 injuries were reported. Many of the injured victims were seriously hurt and required hospitalization. Each Florida bicycle accident is unique and must be closely investigated. It is often the case that these crashes are caused by reckless and negligent drivers who are not paying attention to their surroundings.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and we hope for a complete recovery.
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