Central Florida Bicycle Accident Attorney
Accident investigators looking into a fatal hit-and-run bicycle accident that occurred early in the morning of August 28 say that the victim’s body had been lying on the shoulder of Monroe Road for nearly two hours before it was found. Florida Highway Patrol officials say the 36-year-old victim rode his bicycle on Highway 17-92 for 14 miles in each direction nearly every day on his way to and from work. FHP troopers said that the owner of a pickup truck that struck and killed the bicyclist had turned the vehicle over to the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office sometime later that afternoon. No charges have been filed against the 54-year-old truck owner in connection with the accident, but troopers called the man a “person of interest” in the case.
Bike riders in Florida and Orlando personal injury lawyer James O. Cunningham know very well that our state is the most dangerous for bicyclists. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 107 riders were killed in bicycle accidents in 2009, and our state ranks first in the nation for total numbers of bicycle accidents and numbers of people injured and killed year after year. This knowledge may inspire riders to ride on sidewalks rather than streets and highways, but a study conducted in California a few years ago found that riding on sidewalks is actually more dangerous than riding on streets and highways is!