The Florida Highway Patrol has launched an investigation into an accident in Sarasota County that resulted in the death of a man from North Port.
According to information released by FHP officials, the accident occurred at approximately 9:10 p.m. on Sunday, July 28 at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Rockley Boulevard in South Venice. Troopers say a 54-year-old man from North Port was riding his bike against traffic at the time of the accident, going south in the northbound lane. Meanwhile, a 35-year-old man from North Port was driving north and truck the bicyclist with the front of his vehicle, causing the cyclist to be ejected from his bike.
The driver was not injured, but the cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident from his injuries. Charges were pending the completion of the FHP’s investigation.
Motorists must watch for cyclists
It is important for cyclists to remember that when on the roadways, they must follow the same rules of the road as other drivers do, which includes riding with the flow of traffic. However, motorists are still expected to carefully watch their surroundings and notice cyclists when they’re on the road so they can avoid hitting them.
Bike accidents tend to be serious in nature, as riders do not have much protection from the impact of an automobile. If you or someone close to you has been seriously injured in a car or bike accident, speak with an experienced Bradenton personal injury lawyer at Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez & Walsh.