Rear-End Crash Near Disney World Kills Bicyclist from Colombia
According to responding troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol, a bicyclist was killed late last week during an accident with a vehicle near Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orange County.
Initial auto accident reports from the Florida Highway Patrol state that it was close to 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 2, 2023, when a driver and passenger from North Carolina were travelling in the westbound direction of Osceola Parkway in a Toyota Tundra pickup truck. As the out-of-town couple approached the area between Victory Way and World Drive, they encountered a 53-year-old man from Colombia who was riding a bicycle along the exit ramp for Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
For reasons that are currently unknown, but will certainly be sorted out by the Florida Highway Patrol, the Toyota Tundra crashed into the bicyclist’s back tire which then caused the 53-year-old man to be thrown from his bike onto the roadway.
Several Orange County emergency response teams and members of the Florida Highway Patrol were dispatched to the crash site and immediately called for a medevac transport to Osceola Regional Hospital. He was unable to survive his life-threatening injuries and passed away shortly upon arrival.
The driver and passenger from the Toyota Tundra were unharmed during the collision and remained at the scene of the accident. They were said to be in full cooperation with local authorities.
No further updates have been released at this time.
Legal Representation You Can Rely On
Visitors and vacationers to destinations such as Disney World and other resorts in Florida typically expect a magical experience filled with one-of-a-kind, lifelong memories…not costly medical bills, lost wages, or other unexpected legal ramifications stemming from an auto accident on their way to meet Mickey.
Since 1977, Orlando personal injury lawyer James O. Cunningham has been compassionately representing victims who have been seriously injured or killed during pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, crosswalk accidents, hit-and-run collisions, drunk driver crashes, and texting accidents. If you would like to schedule a free 30-minute case evaluation, simply submit a few details surrounding your situation through a contact form on our website. To speak with an associate directly, please call our office at 877-FL-INJURY.
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.