Jupiter, FL (January 14, 2020) - A child was hospitalized following a crash involving a car and bicycle in Jupiter on Monday, January 13th. The crash took place around 8:15 a.m. near the intersection of Military Trail and Dakota Drive.
According to reports, a child was struck by a car while riding their bicycle in the roadway. The age and identity of the child have not been released at this time. The child was taken by rescue workers to a local hospital as a trauma alert. The exact nature of injuries and the condition of the child are unknown at this time. There is no word on what led up to the crash or whether the driver remained at the crash scene.
No additional details have been released at this time.
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 Florida bicycle crash 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.
Our condolences go out to the family of the child who was hurt in this Jupiter bicycle crash.
Rubenstein Law is dedicated to serving individuals & families injured by the negligence of others. We know first-hand the heartbreak that can be left behind after an accident. In our news blog, we write about cases of personal injury relevant to our line of work, and we report on news of judgments and appellate cases that affect the rights of personal injury claimants. We feel a responsibility to raise awareness of the injury and tragic loss of life occurring across our state every day.
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