Orlando, FL (January 9, 2019) - A bicyclist in Orlando was hospitalized after being struck by a car on Tuesday, January 8th. Just after 6:00 am, a pickup truck was traveling near the intersection of Americana Boulevard and San Antonio Avenue when the truck collided with a bicyclist in the area.
The truck driver pulled to the side of the road following the crash. The driver told 911 dispatchers that he was attempting to make a right turn and failed to see the bicyclist before the impact. The bicyclist suffered an injury to her left leg and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. There is no further word on the extent of her injuries and she was not identified.
The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.
Bicycling is an activity that many Floridians enjoy. Whether riding a bicycle for exercise or simply for fun, bicycle riding is very popular in our state. Despite its popularity, bicycling can also be dangerous and can place the rider at risk of death or serious injury in the event of an accident.
Each bicycle crash must be closely examined to determine how it occurred and who is at fault. In cases where a bicyclist is struck by a negligent driver, the injured bicyclist will have a personal injury claim against the driver.
At Rubenstein Law, our Florida bicycle accident attorneys have been serving injured citizens in our state since 1988. We know how to help you when you are experiencing a difficult time. For your free consultation, please call us at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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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