News: 69-year-old bicyclist dies after being struck by SUV in Manatee County

MANATEE COUNTY, FL – A Bradenton man has passed away of injuries he suffered in a bicycle accident on U.S. 301 on June 1, reports WWSB.

The 69-year-old victim was riding his bicycle across the highway near the intersection with 51st East at about 7:15 a.m. when the crash occurred. The Florida Highway Patrol said a 38-year-old Sarasota woman driving an SUV was preparing to make a left turn onto U.S. 301 when she collided with the bicycle rider. Investigators said he was riding in the marked crosswalk at the time.

The man was transported to Blake Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead on Tuesday. The FHP said he was not wearing a helmet when the collision occurred.

State troopers are continuing their investigation into the crash.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a bicycle accident caused by another person’s negligence, the experienced Manatee County Personal Injury Lawyers at Kemp, Ruge and Green are here to help. Our legal team stands ready to fight aggressively for the financial compensation you need to help you make it through this challenging time. To schedule a free consultation where we can discuss your case in detail, fill out our online contact form or call our office at 727-853-6034. 

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