Hillsborough County, FL (February 8, 2019) - A man from Dover was killed when his bicycle was struck by a pickup truck while crossing State Road 60. The crash took place on Thursday, February 7th.
The Florida Highway Patrol reports that 71-year-old Johnny F. Renshaw arrived at the intersection of SR 60 and Marge Owens Road around 7:05 pm. Renshaw, who was riding a bicycle, attempted to cross the street. As he was riding across the westbound lanes, he was struck by a 2005 Ford F150. Renshaw suffered critical injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. There is no word on whether the truck driver will face any charges in connection with Renshaw's death.
Police are still investigating the accident 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.
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