West Boca Raton, FL – Bicyclist Hospitalized After Crash on SW 8TH St.
West Boca Raton, FL (September 19, 2020) – A bicyclist was taken to the hospital following a crash that took place in West Boca Raton on Thursday, September 17th. The crash occurred at the intersection of SW 8th Street and Lyons Road.
Fire rescue crews were among the first to respond to the scene. According to the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, officials found a bicyclist lying in the road when they arrived. The unidentified bicyclist had been struck by a vehicle. The victim was taken to a local hospital by ambulance and there is no update on their condition at this time.
Police have not released any details on the events leading up to the crash and there is no information on whether the driver remained at the scene. No additional injuries were reported. There are no further details available at this time.
Our thoughts and best wishes are with the bicyclist who was hurt in this crash in West Boca Raton. We hope for a complete and speedy recovery.
Bicycle Accidents in Florida
In 2018, there were more than 6,500 bicycle accidents in Florida, resulting in 6,175 injuries. There are many factors that cause a large number of bicycle accidents each year. Common causes of bicycle crashes include distracted driving, impaired driving, speeding, and aggressive driving. Unfortunately, many drivers fail to yield for bicyclists or they become impatient and attempt to illegally pass a bicycle, which places both themselves and the bicyclist at risk of harm. A driver whose negligence directly leads to injuries can be held responsible for the damage that they cause.
Due to the fact that many bicycle accident injuries are severe, the damages suffered by bicyclists can be extreme. Major trauma, including brain injuries and broken bones, is a frequent occurrence in Florida bicycle accidents. These injuries lead to extensive medical treatment, long recovery periods, and high medical costs. Bicyclists often find themselves struggling with all of these factors in the aftermath of a crash.
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, you should seek to protect your legal rights as soon as possible. At Boone & Davis Law, we represent victims of bicycle crashes when they have been hurt by the negligence of another motorist. Our Florida bicycle accident attorneys will stand up for your rights and will fight the insurance company for you. We strongly believe that all innocent crash victims should be fully compensated for the injuries that they sustain. Our attorneys bring over 35 years of relevant experience along with proven results to your case. We use our strong background and reputation to provide excellent representation to all of our clients.
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