Bradenton, FL (September 5, 2019) - A bicyclist was killed in a crash that took place in Bradenton on Thursday, September 5th. The crash happened in the 2300 block of Cortez Road around 10:00 a.m.
According to authorities, the 65-year-old bicyclist attempted to cross Cortez from south to north when he was struck by a Lexus IS 350 driven by a 19-year-old man from Bradenton. The Lexus driver attempted to avoid the accident but was unsuccessful. The bicyclist was rushed to Blake Medical Center where he died from his injuries. He has not been identified pending next-of-kin notification. The driver of the vehicle was not identified.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing and it is unknown whether any charges are expected.
Our thoughts go out to the family of the bicyclist killed in this Bradenton bicycle accident.
Bicycles can be a dangerous and deadly mode of transportation. There are more than 100 fatal bicycle crashes reported in Florida each year. Bicycle accidents commonly occur when drivers fail to yield the right-of-way or otherwise fail to observe bicyclists in the roadway until it is too late to avoid a crash.
At Rubenstein Law, our Florida bicycle accident attorneys will stand by your side in the aftermath of a serious crash. We are here for you during the tough times and will help fight for the compensation you deserve. For your free consultation, please give us a call at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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