Largo, FL – Bicyclist Killed in Traffic Crash on Ulmerton Rd near Tall Pines Dr

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Largo, FL – Bicyclist Killed in Traffic Crash on Ulmerton Rd near Tall Pines Dr

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Largo, FL (September 18, 2022) – Investigators were at the scene of a fatal bicycle crash in Largo on the morning of Sunday, September 18. At approximately 9:15 a.m., the incident took place on Ulmerton Road. 

Reports show that the crash happened on Ulmerton Road just east of Tall Pines Drive. Members of Largo Fire Rescue and officers from the Largo Police Department were dispatched to the scene to render aid. 

When they arrived, they found that an accident had taken place between a vehicle and a bicycle. Paramedics pronounced the bicyclist deceased on-site. The driver involved was medically evaluated but did not suffer any injuries. 

No one involved has been identified at this time. The Largo Police Department Traffic Homicide Unit responded to investigate the crash. 

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim. No further information has been reported at this time. 

Florida Bicycle Accidents

Riding a bike is a smart way to travel in Florida due to its cost efficiency and convenience. However, it can also come with risks that can be deadly. Florida sees more bicycle accident fatalities than any other state in the nation. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that about 10% of the yearly bicycle fatalities reported in the United States happen in Florida. 

Alarmingly, the majority of the traffic accidents reported in the United States are the result of driver negligence, and bicycle crashes are no exception. Drivers who are intoxicated, distracted, fatigued, and driving at unsafe speeds put themselves and others at risk for severe injuries or even death every time they decide to behave negligently. Driver negligence is responsible for 9 out of 10 auto accidents reported in the United States. 

Oftentimes, sadly, traffic accidents caused by negligent drivers turn deadly. When you lose a loved one in a traffic crash caused by negligence, you may be faced with a multitude of problems aside from the tragic loss of your loved one. You may now be stuck with outstanding medical bills, wage loss, and more that can be detrimental to your bank account. Though now is no time to think or talk about money, it may, unfortunately, be necessary depending on the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s accident. 

A wrongful death attorney in Tampa can help you pay for all of the damages you face due to the loss of your loved one. Filing a wrongful death claim can be complicated, but an attorney can help you take all of the necessary steps to successfully file a claim and get the compensation you deserve. 

Call Rebein Law as soon as you can to speak with a wrongful death lawyer in Tampa who can help you figure out how to move forward after the loss of your loved one. You deserve all the help available to you during this difficult time. Call our law firm at 813-305-7285 if an unexpected accident caused the loss of a family member to explore your choices and learn more about the potential legal alternatives that may be open to you.

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.

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