Sumter County, FL (March 24, 2020) - A 71-year-old woman was killed when she was struck while riding her bicycle in Sumter County on Tuesday, March 24th. The crash took place on Martinez Drive around 9:15 a.m.
According to reports, a 49-year-old man from Summerfield was riding a Kubota tractor on Morse Boulevard, approaching Martinez Drive when he struck 71-year-old Janice Lynn Card. Card was riding her bicycle westbound on Martinez at the time. The crash took place at the intersection and Card's bike collided with the front-end of the tractor-trailer. Card died at a local hospital from her injuries. No other injuries were reported.
An investigation into the crash is ongoing at this time.
Florida is home to many bicyclists. With a warm-weather climate, bicycle riders can be seen out at all times of the year in our state. Riding a bike, however, brings certain dangers into play, including the risk of being involved in a crash with a vehicle. About 100 bicyclists lose their lives every year in bicycle crashes that take place throughout Florida.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family of Janice Lynn Card.
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