Tampa, FL – Cyclist Dies in Hit-&-Run at 23rd Ave & 50th St

Last updated Wednesday, December 21st, 2022

Tampa, FL – Cyclist Dies in Hit-&-Run at 23rd Ave & 50th St

Tampa, FL (July 11, 2022) – A cyclist was killed following a hit-and-run accident in the Tampa area on Sunday evening, July 10. The deadly crash was reported at the corner of 23rd Avenue and 50th Street at around 7:45 p.m. 

It was reported that a 61-year-old man was riding a bike when he was struck by an oncoming motorist. The driver fled the scene, and the injured party was later found dead by responding officials. Authorities were able to locate the suspect vehicle, a 4-door black sedan, at the River View Apartments. 

The vehicle was impounded. The owner, 27-year-old Joel Weaver, arrived at the station and later admitted to the deadly crash. He was charged and taken to Orient Road Jail. 

An ongoing crash investigation is underway. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Fatal Bicycle Crashes in Florida

Tampa, FL - Cyclist Dies in Hit-&-Run at 23rd Ave & 50th StWithout a question, one of the states with the worst conditions for cyclists is Florida. The number of bicycle accidents reported to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles in 2019 increased from the previous year to 6,633. From 150 in 2018 to 155 in 2019, the state saw an increase in the number of cyclists killed. Around 2% of all traffic fatalities occur as a result of bicycle accidents, with head injuries being the leading cause of death.

Nothing will ever repair the harm a family member suffered as a result of someone else’s negligence or bad conduct. Your life has experienced a significant transformation, and it might never be the same. We must hold the perpetrator accountable. Despite the fact that it could be difficult to move on after a loss, Florida only offers you a short window of time to bring a claim against the responsible party. All rights are lost after that window has gone. You don’t have to go through this by yourself.

If a loved one dies in an automobile accident, you need a Tampa bicycle accident lawyer who can assist you with every aspect of your case or claim. This necessitates retaining a knowledgeable wrongful death attorney. Rebein Law has a history of helping people in Tampa who have lost a loved one in a fatal car accident. We win wrongful death claims because of our years of experience. Our car accident lawyers want to help you hold the at-fault party accountable and get the results you want.

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