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Bicycle accident attorneys in Central Florida are alarmed at a recent spike in fatal bicycle accidents. Florida Highway Patrol troopers report that a 31-year-old Geneva man was killed recently when he was struck by the side mirror of a pickup truck. The accident occurred around 6:30 a.m. as the victim was riding his bike westbound on Aloma Avenue near Seminole Woods Boulevard in Geneva. Troopers report that he was truck by the passenger side rear-view mirror of a Chevrolet pickup, which knocked him off his bike and onto the pavement. He was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where he died from his injuries. The 50-year-old driver of the truck was not injured in the crash, and troopers report that charges may be filed pending the results of their investigation.
Andrew Hudson is a very fortunate young man, but he certainly didn’t think so last July when he was severely injured in a boating accident. The Winter Springs student suffered multiple injuries, including a broken rib, deep lacerations in his left arm that cut a tendon and triceps muscle, a shattered left elbow, spinal fractures and five large gashes across his back. The accident report filed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission said that Hudson was tubing with his brother on the St. Johns River near Fruitland in Putnam County last July when the accident occurred. Their father was driving the boat towing Hudson and his brother in inner tubes when he made some ill-advised maneuvers and turned the boat toward his sons.