Tampa, FL (November 2, 2020) – Around 2:50 p.m. on Saturday, October 31, a hit-and-run bicycle accident took place in Tampa.
Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputies confirmed that the crash took place on 136th Avenue East heading toward 20th Street. A 26-year-old man was driving his Kia station wagon when he ran the stop sign and struck another vehicle. The impact was so forceful that both were sent forward. The Kia rammed a bicyclist who was riding south in the area.
The bicyclist, who has not yet been identified by police, was immediately transported to Tampa General Hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. The driver of the second vehicle was injured and also treated. Their conditions are not known at this time.
The driver of the Kia immediately fled the scene of the crash after it happened. He later turned himself into deputies. He was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, driving without a driver’s license, and leaving the scene of a crash with property damage. He is still in jail.
The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Bicycle Accidents in Florida
Bicycle accidents are some of the most horrific accidents that occur on our roads. Hundreds of people are killed and thousands more are injured in these accidents in the state of Florida. Florida sees some of the highest levels of bicycle accidents due to the fact that more people choose cycling as a mode of transportation within the state. In just one recent year’s time, over 110 people were killed in these horrific accidents. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident and wonder where you should turn, it is imperative that you speak with an accident attorney who can assist you.
Many people who are injured in bicycle accidents will spend an extended period of time in the hospital and away from work. This is due to the fact that bicyclists have few protections from harm against passenger vehicles. This is why serious injuries tend to result in spinal cord injuries, TBIs, broken bones, road rash, and more. If you have sustained one of these serious injuries, you have the right to seek compensation for your losses. It is essential that you speak with a Florida bicycle accident attorney about your personal injury claim as soon as possible.
Our skilled and resourceful accident attorneys at Catania & Catania are here for you after an accident that was caused by another party. We understand how traumatic it can be to become involved in a bicycle accident due to the negligence of another party. You have the right to bring a claim against a party who has caused you harm so that you can work toward compensation for aspects like medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, therapy costs, and so much more. If you have been harmed due to the negligence of another party, please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Florida at (813) 544-7096 for more information.
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