News: Bicyclist injured after crashing into Pinellas patrol vehicle

LARGO, FL – Authorities say a man was injured when his bicycle struck a patrol vehicle with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Friday night.

According to the Tampa Bay Reporter, 29-year-old Daniel Jonathan Serrao of Largo was riding an electric mountain bike when he hit the patrol SUV in the area of Ulmerton Road and Belcher Road at about 11:22 p.m.

Deputy Christopher Lewis, on routine patrol, had stopped his Chevrolet Tahoe for a red light and had started to make a turn onto Ulmerton when the vehicle was struck by the bike in the front corner. The sheriff’s office said Serrao was crossing against a “do not walk pedestrian signal” when he hit the SUV. Investigators did not believe impairment was a factor in the crash.

Serrao was hospitalized with serious leg injuries that were not life-threatening. Lewis, 39, was not hurt in the incident.

Because they share the road, bicyclists and drivers both share responsibility to operate their vehicles safely. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a bicycle accident, our experienced Pinellas County Personal Injury Attorneys at Kemp, Ruge and Green Law Group are ready to fight on your behalf and we will stand with you every step of the way through the legal process. Get started today with a free consultation by calling us at 727-853-6034.

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