Port Orange, FL (January 1, 2021) - A bicyclist was killed in an accident that took place in Port Orange on Thursday, December 31st. The crash happened around 8:45 p.m. on Dunlawton Avenue near the intersection with Village Trail.
The Port Orange Police Department responded to the scene just after the crash took place. According to officers, a bicyclist and a car were involved in an accident near the intersection. There is no word on the cause of the crash at this time. Following the accident, the bicyclist was taken to Halifax Hospital in Daytona Beach where they were pronounced dead. Police have not released the identity of the deceased victim at this time. The driver of the vehicle stopped at the scene following the crash and remained until police arrived.
An investigation is underway at this time. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Traffic Homicide Investigator Michael Garay at (386) 506-5838.
Bicycling is a popular activity in Florida. With warm weather year-round, many people enjoy riding bicycles as a hobby or for exercise. However, riding a bicycle can come with high risks. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were 6,590 reported bicycle accidents in Florida in 2018. There were 160 reported fatalities among these crashes and 6,183 reported injuries. From these statistics, it is easy to see that bicyclists are at great risk of death or serious injuries when they are involved in an accident. Bicycles offer little protection from the impact of a collision and both motorists and bicyclists should always be aware of their surroundings in order to reduce their risk of a serious accident.
We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the victim's family following this fatal bicycle crash in Port Orange.
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