Tampa, FL (December 26, 2021) – A man on a bicycle was killed following a collision in the Tampa area on Christmas Eve. The deadly accident was reported on FL-674 near 18th Street SE.
Local reports revealed that the driver of a 2010 Chevy Cobalt was headed eastbound on the highway. A 30-year-old Chattahoochee man was reportedly riding a bike ahead of the vehicle. The driver failed to see the cyclist and struck him.
The rider sustained fatal injuries in the impact and was pronounced dead at the scene. The identity of the deceased party has not been revealed at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the fatal bicycle crash is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Bicycle Crashes in Florida
Florida is without a doubt one of the most dangerous states for cyclists. In 2019, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reported 6,633 bicycle accidents, up from the previous year. Furthermore, from 150 in 2018 to 155 in 2019, the number of cyclists killed in the state has increased. Bicycle accidents account for about 2% of all road deaths each year, with head injuries accounting for the majority of bicycle-related fatalities.
When the death of a loved one is the result of another person’s negligence or carelessness, it can be truly devastating. The family of the deceased victim is often burdened with unexpected expenses and other damages. Surviving family members are often forced to deal with feelings of frustration and helplessness. This is only compounded by their profound sense of loss and a worsening financial situation. It is only natural that surviving family members would want to bring those responsible for your loved one’s death to justice by pursuing a wrongful death claim with the help of a Tampa personal injury attorney.
Bicycle Crash Lawyers in Tampa
At Rebein Law, our primary focus is on helping families recover maximum compensation for their losses associated with a fatal car crash. Our track record shows that we know how to deliver results to our clients. Even in the most complex cases, our knowledge of the law and our tenacity have provided our clients with favorable outcomes in the event of a deadly car accident. We have successfully helped thousands of clients obtain compensation after the loss of a loved one. Wrongful death claims are some of the most complicated cases. It helps to have an experienced Tampa bicycle accident lawyer on your side.
If you have lost a loved one in a sudden crash, contact Attorney Paul Rebein at 813-305-7285 to discuss your case with a Tampa wrongful death attorney.
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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.