PINELLAS COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a woman was killed in a bicycle accident in Pinellas County last week.
According to the Tampa Free Press, the 63-year-old woman was riding a bicycle eastbound on US-19 Alt near Delaware Avenue Thursday at about 4:40 p.m. when she entered the path of a car going southbound.
The driver attempted to avoid her, but the vehicle’s passenger-side mirror hit the bicyclist and knocked her into the road. The bicycle rider, a Palm Harbor resident, was transported to a nearby hospital where she passed away from her injuries on Saturday.
State troopers said the woman was riding in a signalized crosswalk that was not activated at the time of the accident.
Bicycle accidents can have a devastating impact on victims and their families. If you or someone you love has been the victim of a bicycle accident caused by another person’s negligence, contact Kemp, Ruge and Green today. Our Pinellas County Personal Injury Lawyers will review the circumstances of your case and pursue the full compensation you deserve. To schedule a free consultation where we can discuss your particular situation, call us at 727-835-8327 or respond in our online chat box.