Category Archives: Bicycle Injuries

What Are the Rights of an Injured Bicyclists in a Hit and Run in Florida?

Bicycle Accident Victims & Careless Driving In Florida, the weather and terrain allow for virtually year round bicycling. Because of this, bicyclists are on or near the roadways on daily basis. Drivers should watch out for bicyclists and do their best to share the road with bicyclists and when necessary yield to a bicyclist. Common sense dictates that a bicycle is not match for a motor vehicle in any instance. Because of this, drivers should slow down any time that they are near or approaching a bicyclist. Unfortunately, bicyclists are injured far too often due to careless or negligent driving … Continue reading

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What are the Legal Rights to Compensation for a Bicyclist Injured in a Florida Htit and Run Accident?

What are they legal rights of any insured bicyclist in a hit-and-run accident in the State of Florida? Bicyclists are the unfortunate victims of hit-and-run accidents. When a bicyclist is hit or injured by a motor vehicle, the injuries often times are very serious in nature. Some bicyclists even lose their lives as a result of automobile accidents in the State of Florida. When there is an accident involving a bicyclist and a motor vehicle, the driver of the motor vehicle and others nearby should stop to render assistance for the bicyclist. Unfortunately, drivers frequently flee the scene of the … Continue reading

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Fatal Bicycle Accident (Daniel Paul Smith) Reported in Polk County, Florida

In Polk County, Florida, a tragic bicycle accident was reported. Daniel Paul Smith was riding a bicycle on the shoulder of the road on U.S. Highway 27 when he was hit by a Semi Tractor Trailer. Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of the accident and will conduct a death investigation as to this matter. The bicyclist was ultimately pronounced dead after transport to Lakeland Regional Medical Center. For more details as to this incident, see Fatal Bicycle / Trucking Accident Reported in Polk County, Florida. Florida has laws and regulations in place for the … Continue reading

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Hit and Run Bicycle Accident Reported Near Cross City, Florida

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 … Continue reading

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Fatal Accident – Death of Bicyclist in Suwannee County Florida

A forty-nine year old bicyclist was struck by a truck and killed on US-129 n Suwannee county, Florida. Jimmie Rollison was riding his bicycle south bound on US-129 early in the morning when he was hit by a truck that was also heading southbound. The driver of the pick- up truck, 38 year old Brad Scarbourgh reported that his vision was impaired due to the early morning light conditions. Fog and smoke may have also played a part in this accident, as well as not enough light on the bicyclist. The truck struck the front of the bicycle. The impact … Continue reading

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Orlando Bicyclist Suffers Injuries in Hit and Run Accident on John Young Parkway

In Orlando and other Florida cities, it can be quite dangerous to be a bicyclists. Whether a person is biking for fun, recreation, exercise, or transportation, there are many dangers and risks to biking on or near Florida roads. Drivers should exercise due caution anytime that there is a bicyclist on or near the roadway. Common sense dictates that a bicycle is no match for a vehicle. Even the slightest impact or crash into a bicycle rider can have dire or life threatening injuries for the cyclists. It was reported in Orlando Florida that a bicyclist was hit by a … Continue reading

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School Bus in Orange County Florida Hits Bicyclist

A 23 year old bicyclist was injured when he was struck by a Orange County, Florida school bus while riding East on Colonial Drive. The bicyclist was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center and is reported to be in stable condition. There were six students from University High school in Orlando, Florida on the school bus. According to a spokesperson from the Orange County School system, none of the students were injured. Florida is a State filled with bicyclists and pedestrians who travel on or near the roadways every day. It is important for all drivers to pay especially close … Continue reading

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Florida Traffic Laws – What Is the Duty of a Driver Approaching an Intersection In Which the Traffic Light Is Inoperative?

Pursuant to Title XXIII – Motor Vehicles, Chapter 316 – State Uniform Traffic Control, Section 316.1235, Florida drivers who are approaching an intersecting where the traffic lights of said intersection are not working (inoperative) shall treat the stop as a stop sign. The method of stopping is governed by section 316.123(2), Florida Statutes. Drivers must stop at a clearly marked stop line, or if there is no stop line before entering the cross walk, or at the point nearest the intersection roadway where the driver has a view of approaching traffic before entering the intersection. After stopping, the driver shall … Continue reading

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Florida Traffic Laws – What Is the Duty of a Driver Entering Highway from Private Road, Driveway, Alley, or Building?

Pursuant to Title XXIII – Motor Vehicles, Chapter 316 – State Uniform Traffic Control, Section 316.125 – Vehicles Entering Highways from Private Road or Driveway or Emerging from Alley, Driveway or Building, Florida drivers have a duty to yield the right-of-way in certain circumstances. 1. Drivers who are about to enter or cross a highway from an alley, building, private road or drive way MUST yield the right-of-way to ALL vehicles approaching on the highway to be entered which are close enough to constitute an immediate hazard. 2. Drivers who are exiting an alley, building, private road or driveway within … Continue reading

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Florida Traffic Laws – What Is the Duty of a Driver Approaching or Entering Intersections?

“Intersection” is defined, by Florida Statutes, as the lateral boundary lines of the roadways of two highways which join one another at, or approximately at, right angles; or the are within which vehicles traveling upon different highway joining at any other angle may come into conflict. See Florida Statute section 316.003(17)(a). Intersections are common places for Florida drivers to be involved in automobile crashes. Therefore Florida drivers should take extra precaution and care when entering or approaching intersections. Title XXIII – Motor Vehicles, Chapter 316 – State Uniform Traffic Control, Section 316.121 – Vehicles Approaching or Entering Intersections, establishes certain … Continue reading

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