The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) says it has located a suspect relating to a fatal hit-and-run crash that happened in Orange County last Friday. According to the police report, the accident happened at around 5:30 am when the suspect’s 2007 Honda CRV struck a bicyclist near Orlando’s Colonial Drive and Berekely Street.
A Palm Bay 52-year-old female was killed while riding her bicycle early Wednesday morning. According to the Palm Bay Police Department, the accident happened around 6:20 am. As the cyclist was crossing Palm Bay Road at the intersection with Culver Drive, she was hit by a pickup truck traveling east. The cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was not hurt and remained on the scene until police arrived. The investigation is ongoing.
An eight-year-old Orlando child was killed this week while riding his bike near South Conway Road and East Michigan Street. According to Orlando police, he was fatally struck by a truck and died at the scene of the crash. No other details have been provided as the accident remains under investigation.
Close to 1:30 in the afternoon of this past Wednesday, a young child riding a bicycle along the road in Orlando was struck and killed by a motorist. The early reports issued in connection with this incident were incredibly scant, most likely out of respect for the family’s privacy as they began to mourn the tragic loss of their child, but the Orlando Police Department did update their initial statement with more details as the case progressed and the family consented to having the facts disseminated.
A man riding a bicycle was killed last week after he collided with a car. According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the accident happened in the Orlando area at the intersection of Taft Vineland Road and Orange Blossom Trail. The bicyclist was taken to the nearby Orlando Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Nobody else was reported injured.
In Seminole County this past Friday night, an unidentified woman was riding her bicycle eastbound on Lake Drive close to where it intersects with Huntridge Way. According to the report from the Florida Highway Patrol, the woman, believed to be around 49-years-old, was on her bike around 11:15 when she decided to try and cross the road.
On a beautiful and sunny Tuesday in Winter Park, many cyclists were out soaking up the clear air and sunshine. Riding a bicycle is one of the greatest pleasures that the warm and clear weather brings, and this day was no exception.
The Florida Highway Patrol has released the currently available details about the death of a 55-year-old man from Indiantown who died on Sunday night after being hit by a car. According to the report, the man, Phain Cecil Davis, was on his bicycle and riding down Southwest Farm Road. This road, a two lane road used for local traffic, is usually not very busy, although it is not clear whether or not there is an adequate amount of light covering the street at all times.
Frank Attkisson, a former mayor of Kissimmee, Florida, was killed after being hit by a car while riding his bike on Thursday night. The 61 year old was riding his bike on Kissimmee Park Road near Tohopekaliga around 7:00 PM in the evening when he was hit from behind by a Hyundai Elantra. Attkisson was taken to Osceola Regional Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead. Police are currently investigating the accident.
A frightening accident happened on the the morning of March 1st in the eastern part of Orange County that thankfully resulted only in minor injuries, but that reinforced for several people just how tentative our hold on life can be. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident occurred close to 8:00 in the morning, at the intersection of Alafaya Club Drive and Lokanotosa Trail. Two boys, aged 5 and 8, were riding their bikes to their elementary school when they began crossing the street. At the same time, a red Nissan Maxima was driving nearby. It is not clear exactly how, whether the boys forgot to look or whether the driver of the car was not paying attention, but the two boys were hit by the car.