A Canadian dentist vacationing in Manatee County was killed on the morning of November 29 when he was involved in a collision with a van.
The 68-year-old dentist was taking his daily ride on a Port Harbour Parkway bike path near Cape Harbour Loop when he was hit by a minivan whose driver attempted to make a right turn in front of the bike at about 7:30 a.m. The minivan was being driven by a 53-year-old Bradenton man.
The bicyclist was wearing a helmet and received treatment at Blake Medical Center, but did not survive his injuries. The minivan driver faces charges of “failure to use due care toward a bicyclist.”
The victim was a semi-retired dental surgeon from Quebec who regularly vacationed in the Heritage Harbour area. He and his wife were in the area for a five-week vacation with a group of friends.
Getting help after vacation injuries
Florida is a top vacation destination because it offers so many different options to those seeking fun, excitement or relaxation. Most people who visit leave with great memories. For a small minority of visitors, however, things don’t turn out as planned.
Many of the recreational activities that people partake in while on vacation, such as biking, diving, swimming and boating, can lead to serious injury or death. If you have been hurt while on vacation, the idea of bringing a legal claim can be daunting.
The attorneys at the firm of Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni & Walsh represent those who have been hurt in the Bradenton area, even if they live thousands of miles away. Our legal team does everything possible to minimize the amount of time you will need to spend away from your home to pursue the compensation you deserve. If you have been hurt while visiting Florida, we encourage you to speak with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys as soon as possible.