Polk County, FL (June 11, 2019) - A bicyclist died after being hit by a car on US-92 in Polk County. The crash took place around 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday, June 11th.
Police were called to the scene in reference to the collision. According to witnesses, 48-year-old Richard Lee Tallant was driving westbound in a 2018 GMC Sierra, near Ariana Avenue, when he struck the bicyclist. The bicyclist, who was identified only as a male, died at the scene. His identity has not been released at this time, pending next-of-kin notification.
Neither Tallant nor his passenger were hurt in the crash.
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 and 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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