St Petersburg, FL (August 31, 2022) – A cyclist suffered serious injuries after being hit by a driver in St. Petersburg on Tuesday, August 30. The crash was reported at the corner of 5th Avenue N. and 24th Street N. at around 4:39 p.m.
Local reports revealed that a gray 2013 Chevrolet Equinox SUV was headed east as a 24-year-old man was riding a bicycle in a marked crosswalk at the intersection. The driver failed to stop at a flashing signal and hit the rider.
The injured party was transported to Bayfront Health St Petersburg in serious condition. The at-fault motorist was not hurt and remained at the scene.
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
A bicycle accident might lead to long, painful rehabilitation, expensive medical bills, lost wages, and other problems. Fortunately, you might be able to sue the individual who caused the crash to get compensation for your losses if they were at fault. But this process is usually rather difficult, especially when juggling multiple other tasks and injury recovery.
You can find yourself drowning in medical debt after a serious bicycle accident in Florida when you should be focusing all of your attention on recovery. Your personal insurance quickly expires, leaving you to handle insurance companies on your own. When this occurs, you need an experienced and qualified Florida bicycle accident lawyer on your side.
Getting back on your feet after a bicycle accident can be quite difficult. The rider’s body is typically badly harmed in bicycle accidents, and they may even result in lifelong disability or wrongful death. Following an accident, it’s likely that you’re having difficulties on all fronts, including materially, emotionally, and mentally.
If the other motorist was responsible for your injuries following the collision, you could be entitled to financial compensation. The St. Petersburg bicycle accident lawyers at Rebein Law are ready to start working on your case right immediately. We have a lot of experience fighting for the rights of those who have suffered serious injuries in pedestrian accidents. Call Attorney Paul Rebein at 813-305-7285 if you have been wrongfully injured by a careless driver and want to learn more about your legal options.
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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.