Brevard County, FL (December 8, 2018) - A 28-year-old bicyclist has died following a crash in the early morning hours of Saturday, December 8th. Justin Michael Hold, of Land'O Lakes, was riding his bicycle in the southbound lanes of US 1 around 1:00 am when he was struck by from behind by a vehicle.
The driver of the vehicle has been identified as Joseph John Lento, 22, of Titusville. Hold was not in a crosswalk or other marked area at the time he was struck and he was not wearing a helmet. Hold was rushed to Rockledge Regional Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries. Lento and two passengers inside his vehicle escaped the crash uninjured.
Police have ruled out alcohol as a factor in the accident for Lento. Alcohol tests remain pending for Hold and the crash is still under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol.
In 2015, over 800 bicyclists lost their lives in Florida bicycle accidents. The number has continued to rise every year and Florida now ranks among the top of all states when it comes to injuries and deaths for bicyclists. More than half of bicycle accidents occur when someone fails to yield the right of way. Many bicycle accidents will also occur at night, along roadways with poor lighting, where it can be difficult to see a bicyclist.
If you have been injured in a bicycle crash, the Florida bicycle accident attorneys at Rubenstein Law understand what you are going through. We treat each case with care and compassion and we understand that your life has been turned upside down as a result of your injuries. We are here to help in times of need. For your free consultation, please call 1-800 FL-Legal.
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