St Petersburg, FL (February 10, 2022) – A man from the United Kingdom was killed after being struck while riding a bike in St. Petersburg on Tuesday night, February 8.
Local reports revealed that a FedEx truck was traveling northbound behind the cyclist. A van was headed southbound when the delivery driver lost control of the vehicle. The FedEx truck hit both the cyclist and the van before coming to a rest on the shoulder.
The 54-year-old man on the bike was taken to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead. No other injuries were reported in the crash.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly accident is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Bicycle Accidents in Florida
Without a doubt, Florida is one of the most dangerous states for cyclists. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reported 6,633 bicycle accidents in 2019, which is an increase from the previous year. In addition, the number of cyclists killed in the state has risen from 150 in 2018 to 155 in 2019. Bicycle accidents account for about 2% of all road deaths each year, with the majority of fatalities resulting from head injuries.
When a loved one dies as a result of someone else’s carelessness or negligence, it can be devastating. For the family of a deceased victim, unexpected expenses and other damages are common. Family members of survivors frequently express frustration and helplessness. The fact that their financial situation is rapidly deteriorating adds to their sense of betrayal. It is only natural for surviving family members to want to hold those responsible for their loved one’s death accountable by filing a wrongful death claim with the assistance of a St. Petersburg personal injury attorney.
Bicycle Accident Attorneys in St. Petersburg
At Rebein Law, our main goal is to assist families in obtaining the maximum amount of compensation for the losses they have suffered as a result of a fatal car accident. Our track record shows that we can assist our clients in achieving their objectives. Even in the most difficult cases following a fatal car accident, our legal knowledge and tenacity have resulted in favorable outcomes for our clients. Thousands of people have benefited from our help in obtaining compensation after a loved one has died. Wrongful death cases are among the most difficult to resolve. Having an experienced St. Petersburg bicycle accident lawyer on your side can be beneficial.
Call Attorney Paul Rebein at 813-305-7285 to speak with a St. Petersburg wrongful death lawyer about your case if you have lost a loved one in a car accident.
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