Clearwater, FL (May 1, 2019) - A 7-year-old boy suffered serious injuries after he was struck by a car while riding his bicycle. The incident happened on Tuesday, April 30th, around 7:30 p.m.
Clearwater police responded to the Belleair Apartments on Nursery Road in reference to the collision. Reports indicate that the boy was riding his bike in the parking lot of the apartment complex when he was hit by a Nissan Armada. The Armada was also traveling through the parking lot at the time of the collision. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and assisted with the law enforcement investigation. The boy, who has not been identified, was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg as a trauma alert. He has since been listed in stable condition.
There is no further information available.
Many people, especially children, use bicycles as a preferred mode of transportation. Bicycling is great exercise and a fun hobby for many Floridians. The dangers of riding a bicycle, however, cannot be understated. The fact is that any crash involving a vehicle and a bicycle is likely to lead to very serious injuries and even death in some cases. Bicyclists should always remember to wear helmets and follow all applicable safety and traffic laws to reduce the risk of a collision.
At Rubenstein Law, we understand how serious accidents involving bicycles can be. Our Florida bicycle accident attorneys are here to help you recover the compensation you deserve following a serious and life-changing crash. For a free consultation, please contact us at any time, at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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