Old Town, FL (October 2, 2018) - A man from Key West died in a crash on Tuesday, October 2nd. The 49-year-old was riding his bike near the intersection of Southard and Whitehead Streets in Old Town when the crash occurred.
Police report that the man collided with a delivery truck. It is unclear at this time exactly what caused the accident to occur. EMS and rescue units rushed to the scene to treat the man, who suffered critical injuries in the crash. He was transported to Lower Keys Medical Center where he died from his injuries.
The road remained closed for several hours while police investigated at the scene. There is no word on potential charges arising from this crash and the deceased bicyclist has not been identified.
In 2012, there were a total of 726 bicycle fatalities in the country. Of those, 112 of the fatal accidents occurred in Florida. While bicycle riding can be a fun outdoor activity, it is not without dangers. Bicyclists face a great risk of death or serious bodily injury when they are involved in traffic collisions. Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family of the deceased bicyclist in this tragic accident.
If you or a loved one have suffered injuries on a bicycle, the Florida bicycle accident attorneys at Rubenstein Law are here to help. With compassion and experience, our team brings the best to every case. We will work hard to help you earn the compensation you deserve. For a free consultation, give us a call at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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