News: Bicycle rider fatally struck by vehicle in Winter Haven

WINTER HAVEN, FL – A bicyclist died after being struck by a vehicle in Winter Haven Wednesday night, WESH reports.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the victim was riding in the vicinity of 7th Street and Avenue R when the incident occurred at about 7 p.m. According to investigators, a 36-year-old woman driving a sedan hit the bicycle rider from behind.

The 53-year-old bicyclist suffered fatal injuries. His name was not released.

There was no word yet from authorities on whether the driver of the sedan would face any charges related to the crash.

Bicycle riders are at risk of catastrophic injuries on area roadways. So if you or a loved one have been the victim of an unfortunate bicycle accident, contact the law office of Kemp, Ruge and Green today. Our Polk County Personal Injury Lawyers can help you pursue compensation for medical bills, lost income and other expenses related to the crash. To discuss your case in detail, call us at 727-847-4878 to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation.

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