News: Bicyclist killed in collision with car in Pinellas County

LEALMAN, FL – A bicyclist was killed in a collision with a car in Pinellas County Sunday afternoon, according to the Tampa Bay Reporter.

The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene of the crash on 54th Avenue N west of 48th Street in Lealman at about 12:15 p.m. The FHP said the bicyclist rode into the path of a sedan that was going east on 54th Avenue N. The 65-year-old driver of the car was unable to avoid the crash after trying to swerve to the right. The car kept going and ended up hitting a mailbox.

The bicycle rider, a 51-year-old man from St. Petersburg, was pronounced dead at an area hospital. The driver of the car, a Stratford, Connecticut resident, was not hurt in the accident.

Florida had the most bicycle accident fatalities in the United States last year. Cyclists are vulnerable to accidents that can have catastrophic results. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a bicycle accident, our Pinellas County Personal Injury Attorneys are ready to fight on your behalf. The compassionate and experienced legal team at Kemp, Ruge and Green Law Group will be with you every step of the way. Get started today with a free consultation by calling us at 727-835-8327.

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