Bicyclist Suffers Serious Personal Injuries in Hit and Run Accident in Ocala, Florida

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A bicyclist was recently injured in a hit-and-run and was reported in serious but stable conditions at Shands of the University of Florida. Florida Highway Patrol troopers believe that they now know the type of vehicle that struck the bicyclist on his way home. Louis P. Rateau’s Mongoose bicycle was hit and destroyed on State Road 40 and Southwest 41st Street. Rateau was removed from the scene and transported by helicopter to Shands in critical condition. Authorities believe that Rateau’s bicycle was hit by a dark-colored 1999 or 2001 Ford F-250 or F-350 type pickup truck. The truck is missing the right front corner lamp and headlight assembly. Parts and pieces of the truck were found in close proximity to items worn by Rateau that were scattered at the crash site. According to FHP troopers, the front of the pickup struck the rear tire of the bicycle, ejecting Rateau. Rateau was roughly 3 miles away from his home when the collision occurred. If you would like read more on this accident please read Bicyclist sustains serious personal injuries after hit-and-run collision, sent to Shands in critical condition.
Victims of hit-and-run accidents suffer in multiple ways. The people who avoid taking responsibility in collisions leave their victims to deal with the medical bills, loss wages, pain, and suffering associated with the accident. Victims of automobile accidents not only suffer physically from the personal injuries sustained, but also suffer emotionally and economically. Victims have a right to be reimbursed and compensated for their injuries. These include medical bills (past, present and future), lost wages, and pain and suffering. Contact a Florida Personal Injury to discuss what you may be entitled to as a result from a car collision.

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