Greenacres, Florida – 8 Year Old Boy Killed While Riding Bicycle Home from School

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An 8-year-old boy, who has not yet been identified, was killed after being hit by a delivery truck while he was riding home from school. The boy was riding his bicycle with his father in Palm Beach County, Florida when the accident occurred. South Florida authorities are conducting an investigation. If you would like to read more on this story please see 8-year-old boy killed while riding bike home from school in Palm Beach County, Florida.
The death of this young boy is a tragedy for his family and his community. Due to the great weather in Florida, many people enjoy riding their bicycles. Florida drivers need to pay great attention while driving and watch out for bicyclists especially children. The current Florida law concerning bicyclists is governed by Florida Statute Section 316.083 – Overtaking and Passing a Vehicle. Pursuant to this statute, drivers must bicycles or other non-motorized vehicles at a safe distance of at 3 feet between the bicycle/non-motorized vehicle and the vehicle itself. If you would like to read more on this statute please see What Is the Florida Law for Overtaking or Passing Bicycles? Rights of Bicyclists.
Another problem Florida drivers face is distracted driving. While driving, please pay attention to your surroundings and do not text or talk on your cell phone / mobile phone.

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