Land O’ Lakes, FL (September 6, 2022) – A Hudson man was seriously injured after being hit while riding a bike in Land O’ Lakes on Sunday evening, September 4. The accident took place at the intersection of Lake Patience Road and American Plaza Road at around 10:15 p.m.
It was reported that the 55-year-old victim was headed westbound when he was hit by a westbound driver. The motorist fled but left behind a side mirror at the scene. This allowed authorities to identify the car as a gray Nissan Altima.
The rider was taken to a local hospital in serious condition.
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 Crashes in Florida
Riding a bike is a great pastime enjoyed by many Floridians, but riders are at risk of being hurt. A total of 5,952 bicycle crashes were reported in Florida in 2020. Statistics show that 4815 bike accidents in the state caused injuries to riders out of this total, and 759 bike accidents caused serious or incapacitating injuries.
We are familiar with the common bicycle injuries that accident victims sustain and the short-term and long-term consequences that follow. These injuries include dooring and flooring, potholing, hooking and filtering, close passing, and helmet wearing. We are also familiar with the requirements for lorry eyesight and the standards for infrastructure. We are conscious of the fact that each given circumstance carries with it the potential for losses and costs, some of which may not be immediately obvious.
A significant number of motorists do not show the level of vigilance that is required for bike riders to safely use the roads. Accidents involving bicycles can result in serious injuries, such as shattered bones, head trauma, and severe road rash. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries if you were injured in a bicycle accident in Florida due to the carelessness of a motorist or another party.
You may be eligible for financial compensation if the other driver’s negligence caused your injuries after the crash. Rebein Law’s bicycle accident attorneys in Land O’ Lakes are prepared to get to work on your case right away. We have a great deal of expertise defending the rights of pedestrian accident victims who have sustained severe injuries.
If you have been unjustly hurt by a negligent motorist and want to learn more about your legal options, contact Attorney Paul Rebein at 813-305-7285.
Note: Secondary sources were used in the creation of this post. Our team has not independently verified the facts surrounding this accident. If any information is not correct, please contact Rebein Law so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. We will remove a post upon request.
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.