Cantonment, FL (September 6, 2018) - A man riding his bicycle in Cantonment was sent to the hospital after being struck by a car Wednesday afternoon. The unidentified bicyclist was riding at Louis Street and Mucsogee Road when he was hit by a black Honda Accord. The Accord had front end damage from the impact of the collision.
Police and EMS responded to the scene and transported the bicyclist to a hospital. Fortunately, the injuries are not life threatening although there is no word on the exact nature of the injuries. Escambia Fire Rescue also responded to the scene.
There is no word on how the crash occurred and it is not clear if charges will be issued at this tie.
Bicyclists are out and about on Florida streets on a daily basis. Florida has the highest rate of bicycle deaths in the country, with an average of .57 deaths per 100,000 people. This is more than double the national average. In addition, many more suffer injuries while bicycling in our state.
There are a few ways to reduce the risk of a bicycle accident, including:
- Yield at crosswalks and intersections
- Keep a safe distance between yourself and a bicycle
- Do not pass a bicycle until it is safe to do so
- Drive carefully, observing all traffic laws
Many bicycle accidents are preventable. However, if you or a loved one have suffered injuries in a Florida bicycle accident, the attorneys at Rubenstein Law can help. Call us today for a free consultation, 1-800 FL-Legal.
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