Daytona Beach, FL (July 30, 2019) - A bicyclist died after falling off of his bicycle and into oncoming traffic in Daytona Beach. The crash took place on Saturday, July 27th, around 3:00 p.m.
Police responded to International Speedway Boulevard in response to the crash. Once on-scene, police identified the bicyclist as 37-year-old Coy Thomas Malone. Investigators determined that Malone was riding his bicycle when the chain became loose. As he stood up to pedal faster, he lost control of the bike and fell into the roadway. Malone was struck by an oncoming vehicle. The vehicle then ran over Malone and his bicycle. Malone was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. No one else was injured and the driver has not been identified.
An investigation into the incident is still ongoing at this time.
We wish to extend our condolences to the family of Coy Thomas Malone during this difficult time. Around eight fatal traffic accidents take place in our state every day. While most of these accidents involve cars and other vehicles, some involve bicycles, pedestrians, and others. Bicyclists are at great risk of death or serious bodily harm when they are involved in a crash with a vehicle.
At Rubenstein Law, our Florida personal injury attorneys are here to help if you or a loved one have suffered damages in a crash. We will fight to hold the negligent party or parties accountable for their actions. To speak with us for free, please call 1-800 FL-Legal.
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