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Category Archives: bicycle accidents


Car Accident Kills Bicycle Rider

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A fatal crash in Martin County serves as a grim reminder that bicyclists in Florida risk serious injury twelve months a year. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, this wreck occurred near the intersection of Southeast 44th and Cove Road. Both the bicyclist and an Expedition driver were westbound on Cove. The driver, who… Read More »


Charges Filed In Earlier Hit-And-Run Bicycle Crash

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A Jensen Beach man faces multiple charges in connection with a fatal accident which involved a bicyclist and a failure to stop and render aid. According to court documents, the man was northbound on Northwest Green River Parkway in a 2007 Pontiac when he fatally struck a bicyclist on the shoulder. The man immediately… Read More »


Bicycle Crash Injuries In Florida

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Every year, over 45,000 people are killed or seriously injured in bicycle crashes. That’s an alarmingly high number considering that bicyclists make up less than 1 percent of the traffic on Florida roads. Moreover, observers estimate that only one in ten of these wrecks are reported to police officers. When a 4,000-plus pound car… Read More »


Fatal Bicycle Crash In Jensen Beach

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As Florida’s Hit and Run Awareness Month gets underway, a homeless man died in a hit-and-run crash. The story highlights the complex fact patterns in many of these cases. A 67-year-old bicyclist was northbound on Northwest Green River Parkway near the Jensen Beach Boulevard intersection when an unknown driver hit him, killed him, and… Read More »

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Animal-Involved Fatal Bicycle Crash

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A rider apparently lost control of his bike after he collided with a turtle, but authorities believe there were other contributing factors as well. The incident occurred on a darkened stretch of road in Indian Harbor Beach, and it was not immediately clear what entity is responsible for lighting in that area. Investigators believe… Read More »


Near-Fatal Bicycle-Vehicle Collision In Port St. Lucie

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A motorist nearly killed an 8-year-old girl who was riding her bicycle shortly before sundown. According to the St. Lucie County Fire Department, the girl was riding on the sidewalk near the intersection of Southeast Manth Lane and Ron Ricco Terrace. When she came off a side street and onto Manth, a motorist struck… Read More »


Not A Priority

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Even after disturbing statistics about bicycle-vehicle crashes in Florida became public, only some areas in the Treasure Coast have taken steps to improve rider safety. Over the next several years, Martin County plans to spend $15.8 million to build designated bike lanes on some 13 miles of Bridge Road, US 1, and Jensen Beach… Read More »

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