DeBary, FL (January 14, 2019) - A 60-year-old man is dead following a crash involving his bicycle and another vehicle in DeBary. The crash happened just before 8:30 pm on Saturday, January 12th.
According to reports, David M. Newland was riding his bicycle on Charles R. Beall Boulevard near Palmira Road. Newland was traveling westbound when he struck the passenger side of a Dodge Ram traveling northbound. Newland was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. He suffered critical injuries and was later pronounced dead.
The driver of the Ram remained on scene and cooperated with police. Officials are continuing to investigate the collision and no further information is available.
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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