Clearwater, FL (May 11, 2019) - A pedestrian is dead following a crash on Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard. The crash took place on Friday, May 10th, just before 10:00 p.m.
Authorities say that 57-year-old Jeffrey Bickel was walking on Gulf-to-Bay when he attempted to cross the street in a southbound direction. Bickel was struck by a 2015 Chevrolet Cruze traveling eastbound. Bickel was not in a crosswalk at the time of the crash. He was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, where he later succumbed to his injuries.
Gulf-to-Bay was shut down while police were on scene investigating. The road remained closed for several hours before reopening. There is no word at this time on whether any charges are expected.
There are approximately two pedestrian fatalities per day reported in Florida. Unfortunately, many pedestrian crashes tend to involve serious injury to pedestrians. Pedestrian crashes occur for a variety of reasons, including driver distraction, impairment, and recklessness. Police will continue to investigate this crash to determine the reason why the Cruze struck Jeffrey Bickel.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a pedestrian crash in our state, the Florida pedestrian accident attorneys here at Rubenstein Law can help. We have assisted injured Floridians for over three decades and have the skills and experience to help you get the compensation you need. For your free consultation, please call 1-800 FL-Legal.
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