Tampa, FL (December 6, 2018) - A bicyclist was struck and injured in Tampa on Wednesday, December 6th. The accident took place at the intersection of Fowler Avenue and 22nd Street.
Officers arrived on scene and found the bicyclist suffering from injuries after being hit by a vehicle. The bicylist was transported to a hospital. The extent and nature of the injuries is not known at this time. The driver of the car did remain on the scene and cooperated with police. There is no information on how the crash took place.
Police closed Fowler Avenue while they worked at the crash scene. Neither the driver nor the bicyclist were immediately identified and it is not clear if charges will be filed.
Bicycle crashes are a common occurrence in Florida. Approximately 540 crashes are reported on a monthly basis. These crashes often involve bicyclists who are injured due to a negligent driver. Some common ways in which drivers are negligent in bicycle collisions include:
- Failure to stop at crosswalks or yield for bicyclists
- Impaired driving
- Distracted driving
Bicycle accidents require careful investigation and analysis by an experienced bicycle accident attorney. A bicycle accident attorney can ensure that your claim value is maximized and that you receive full compensation for your injuries from the negligent driver.
At Rubenstein Law, our Florida bicycle accident attorneys stand ready to assist injured Floridians. We have helped recover millions on behalf of innocent accident victims. To speak with us and arrange your free consultation, call us at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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