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

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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 operation of vehicles and bicycles. See Florida Traffic Laws, Rules, and Regulations – Frequently Asked Questions.

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