Teen Bicyclist Killed During Collision with a Car in Kissimmee
Osceola County officials are currently investigating the death of a 15-year-old bicyclist after he was struck and killed by a motorist earlier this week along John Young Parkway in Kissimmee.
According to preliminary auto accident reports from the Florida Highway Patrol, it was shortly after 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 14, 2023, when a 27-year-old man from Kissimmee was driving a 2018 Honda Civic in the southbound direction of John Young Parkway. At this same time, a 15-year-old boy from Kissimme was riding his bicycle in the eastern direction of Ravenwood Lane. For reasons that are unknown, the young cyclist crossed over into the southern lanes of John Young Parkway at the intersection and was hit head-on by the oncoming Honda Civic.
Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol and local Kissimmee emergency response teams were quickly dispatched to the scene of the car vs. bicycle accident and immediately transported the teenager to an Osceola County hospital. He sadly passed away from the severe injuries sustained during the collision.
The 27-year-old driver of the Honda Civic and his 23-year-old female passenger were taken to AdventHealth Kissimmee with minor injuries.
Multiple lanes of John Young Parkway were closed for several hours but have since reopened.
Investigative authorities have reached out to the public to request assistance in this case. If you have any information regarding this fatal accident, please call your local police precinct, the Florida Highway Patrol, or the state’s toll-free Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.
As we move into an extended weekend for Presidents Day, the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. would like to remind everyone that there will be an increased amount of drivers on our local streets and interstate systems. Be sure to buckle up and follow suggested speed limits and traffic signs to ensure that your family & friends arrive safely at their holiday destinations.
Since 1977, Kissimmee personal injury attorney James O. Cunningham has been compassionately representing victims who have been seriously injured or killed during hit-and-run collisions, bicycle accidents, head-on car crashes, T-bone collisions, drunk driver car accidents, pedestrian accidents, and accidents involving cell phones. If you would like to schedule a free 30-minute case evaluation, please submit a contact form on our website or call our office today at 877-FL-INJURY to speak with a representative.
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.