Orange County, FL – Fatal Bicycle Crash Takes One Life on McCulloch Rd near Seminole Ave
Orange County, FL (July 26, 2021) – A traffic crash involving a bicyclist in Orange County took the life of one person on the morning of Saturday, July 24. At around 6:20 a.m., the incident was reported to authorities in the area.
According to reports, a 19-year-old man from West Palm Beach was traveling east in a sedan near McCulloch Road and Seminole Avenue when he struck a bicyclist headed east on McCulloch.
The cyclist, aged 77 of Oviedo, later lost their life at Oviedo Regional Hospital, according to officials. No one involved has been identified to the public at this time as police continue to investigate.
The roadway was closed in the area while crews were at the scene. Local drivers were forced to detour while responders were present.
No other information has been released concerning the incident at this time.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. Our thoughts are with everyone involved.
Orange County Car Wrecks
We most often think of cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other motorized vehicles when we think of vehicle and traffic accidents. These types of crashes happen most frequently and pose more of a general threat to motorists. However, other types of traffic collisions also happen frequently. Numerous bicyclists reside in Florida who enjoy riding year-round due to the warmer climate in the Sunshine State. Unfortunately, riding a bicycle can also come with some serious risks. Bicyclists are not afforded the same protection that motorists in larger, traditional vehicles have when they are involved in a crash.
According to recently gathered statistics, there were 6,568 reported bicycle accidents in Florida in 2018. Of these accidents, an astounding 6,175 people were injured and 148 lost their lives. In the first quarter of 2019 alone, there 1,695 bicycle accidents statewide, with 40 fatalities connected to these accidents. It is clear, then, that the rate of death and injury in bicycle accidents is extremely high. It is important for riders to use care and caution at all times in order to avoid becoming a victim of a catastrophic accident.
At Boone & Davis, we know that many victims of bicycle crashes in Florida are injured or killed in accidents that were not their fault. Given the number of negligent drivers on our roadways, these victims often suffer injuries because of the careless actions of a third party. If you or a loved one have been affected by a bicycle crash in Florida, our Florida bicycle accident lawyers are here to help you get the compensation that you deserve to help you move forward with your life.
We are standing by to take your call at any time. Our firm will fight for you when you have been affected by the actions of a negligent motorist as we strongly believe that no innocent victim should bear responsibility for the reckless behavior of someone else. We offer free consultations to all potential clients. To schedule your appointment with a Florida wrongful death attorney, please call at 954-566-9919.
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