St. Augustine Bicyclist Injured In Accident on August 16, 2010

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On August 16, 2010, a bicyclist in St. Augustine, Florida was injured after being hit by car while she was riding across the Kmart Plaza entrance off US 1.
A witness stated that the woman riding the bicycle was near the Kentucky Fried Chicken when she was struck by the vehicle. The woman was flown from her bike as a result of the impact and suffered head injuries. Once rescue responded, she was transported to Flagler Hospital and later sent to Jacksonville by TraumaOne air transportation.
The bicycle accident is being investigated by the Florida Highway Patrol and St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office.
Investigations of this kind are usually done to determine fault for the accident, in accordance with Florida law. In Florida, bicyclists fall under Florida Statute 316.2065. If this cyclist was traveling in a crosswalk, then the accident will fall under Section 316.2065(10) of Florida Statutes, “A person propelling a vehicle by human power upon and along a sidewalk, or across a roadway upon and along a crosswalk, has all the rights and duties applicable to a pedestrian under the same circumstances.”
Injuries suffered by a cyclist hit by a vehicle can be extensive.

Florida law places duties on drivers and cyclist, so it is important to speak with a Florida personal injury attorney if you have been injured in such an accident.

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