Clearwater, FL (August 17, 2022) – On Tuesday, August 16, a hit-and-run accident in Clearwater left a cyclist injured. The accident took place near the corner of Myrtle Avenue and Jones Street that afternoon at around 3:30 p.m.
Emergency responders and law enforcement were called to the scene. They found an injured cyclist in serious condition. The at-fault driver failed to remain at the scene. The suspect vehicle is believed to have been a Toyota or Hyundai with a missing rear hubcap.
The injured victim was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg for treatment.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Bicycle Accidents in Florida
Riding a bike is a great way to get around in Florida, but it poses unique dangers to riders. Anyone residing in Florida, the state with the highest number of fatal bicycle incidents in the US, should pay particular attention to data on collisions involving bicycles. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 125 of the more than 850 bikers killed each year nationwide happen in the state.
Getting back on your feet after being involved in a bicycle collision may be a very difficult process. Accidents involving bicycles typically result in severe damage to the rider’s body and can occasionally even lead to permanent disability or wrongful death. It’s possible that you’re having trouble on all fronts after being in an accident, including financially, emotionally, and cognitively.
After a serious bicycle accident in Florida, you can find yourself drowning in medical bills and missed payments when you should be focusing all of your attention on recovery. Your personal insurance quickly runs out, and you can be left alone to deal with insurance companies. When this occurs, you need an experienced and trained Florida bicycle accident lawyer on your side.
If the motorist was to blame for your injuries after an accident, you can be entitled to monetary compensation. The Clearwater bicycle accident lawyers at Rebein Law have extensive experience fighting for the rights of those who have suffered serious injuries in pedestrian accidents, and we are ready to start working on your case right now. Call Attorney Paul Rebein at 813-305-7285 if a careless driver has wrongfully injured you and you want to learn about your legal alternatives.
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Disclaimer: The purpose of this post is to inform our readers about the dangers of driving and to provide information for people who are injured in an accident in Florida. This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information provided is intended to be legal or medical advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene.