Hit and Run Bicycle Accident Reported Near Cross City, Florida

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A fatal hit and run bicycle accident was reported near Cross City, Florida. The Gainesville Sun reported that Henry Thomas Knight, age 71, was hit by a vehicle on U.S. 19. The Florida Highway Patrol later responded to the scene and are conducting an investigation into the cause and preventability of this tragic bicycle accident. Police believe that a Chevrolet Pick Up Truck (2003 to 2005) may have been involved with this accident. The driver of the pick up truck fled the scene and FHP and local authorities are looking for the driver and the hit and run vehicle involved in this Florid bicycle accident. Investigators are asking local residents and others to be on the look out for a truck with a damaged right side-view mirror assembly. If anyone has information regarding this accident, contact Florida Highway Patrol (800-387-1290) or the Cross City Police Department (352-498-1374).
A Florida bicycle accident attorney can help the victim of a bicycle accident or his family with the various legal and insurance issues that arise with these matters. Often times, a bicycle accident involves issues involving liability / fault, application of traffic laws and statutes, medical bills, medical treatment, insurance, damages, and compensation.
Drivers should slow down and drive with caution when there are pedestrians or bicyclists in or near the roadway. Due to Florida’s weather, pedestrians and bicyclists are out and about year round. There are a number of traffic rules and regulations in Florida. Most are set forth in Chapter 316, Florida Statutes. See Florida Traffic Rules, Regulations, and Laws.
Tragically, bicyclists and pedestrians suffer personal injuries and are sometimes even die due to the negligence or fault of drivers. In Florida, it is a crime to leave the scene of an accident when there are personal injuries. Often times, if a person involved in an automobile accident / bicycle accident stops at the scene of the accident, aid or medical care can be rendered in a more timely manner. Following the law can make a difference to the injury victim. Even if nothing can be done, Florida law requires that a person stop at the scene of an accident that the person was involved with.

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