A traffic accident in Orlando on Saturday resulted in a 6-year-old girl being hospitalized. The accident, which is still under investigation, seems to have resulted from the young child being aboard a mini-bike being driven by her mother’s boyfriend when they were hit by another car at the intersection of Rio Grande Avenue and Rose Boulevard close to 11:00 in the morning. Of particular interest to the authorities in this instance is the mini-bike itself, which was immediately recognized as a piece of homemade equipment and therefore not legally allowed to be traveling along the roadways which it was on at the time of the incident. Read the rest »
On Wednesday, we reported on an accident between a 10-year-old boy returning home from school on his bicycle who was struck by a truck while at the intersection of Palm Bay’s Eldron Boulevard and Bayside Lakes Boulevard. Today we are updating the story due to its tragic outcome. The boy, who has still not been named, was quickly transported to the Palm Bay Hospital, but unfortunately the efforts of the first responders and the doctors at the hospital itself were not enough to save the boy from the catastrophic injuries he suffered. He died after arriving at the hospital. Read the rest »
A terrifying incident occurred on Wednesday afternoon in Brevard County. Around 1:45pm, an unnamed 10-year-old boy was riding his bicycle home from his school. His path took him to the intersection of Eldron Boulevard and Bayside Lakes Boulevard, an intersection that is located in Palm Bay. The boy was traveling within his designated space, obeying the rules of the road, and began crossing the intersection using the provided crosswalk. Read the rest »
A 12-year-old boy was seriously injured on Thursday while riding his bike near Omega Park in Middleburg. He was trying to cross County Road 218 when he was hit by a Ford Mustang. The boy was airlifted to UF Health Jacksonville where he remains in critical condition.
Last month, a bicyclist was killed in a hit and run accident in Coral Gables, Florida. A police officer was driving on Bird Road when he saw the body, at about 30 seconds to a minute after the crash happened, by police estimates. The victim’s bicycle was found about four blocks away from his body, and police believe the driver had to remove the bicycle from under the vehicle to continue driving.
A bicyclist has as much right to the road as a vehicle. Both are supposed to obey the rules of the road and follow the law. While accidents can happen, it’s hard to see how a Cape Coral, Florida man has any excuses when he killed a cyclist along a wide-open stretch of road.
A new report from the Marco Island Police Department shows that there were 11 accidents between cars and bicyclists in 2014, and all of them happened in the months between January and March. Police captain David Baer said increased population and traffic during these tourist-heavy months can explain the accidents.
Driving is a responsibility. It’s something that comes with rights and privileges. If those responsibilities are not taken seriously, there can be consequences. That’s what happened to a Key Biscayne, Florida man.
Two 13-year-old siblings were seriously injured recently when they were struck by a car while riding their bicycles. Accident investigators have not released many details about the accident, but they report that the teens were riding their bicycles with their father when they were struck at a crosswalk at the intersection of Apopka Vineland Road and McCormick Road in west Orange County. Investigators report that a female driver, age and address unknown, was traveling south in her 2009 Volkswagen on Apopka Vineland Road around 2:25 p.m. when she struck the teens.
Em Baker and her friends Nick Navarro and Lauren Gardner are uncommonly motivated bicyclists. They recently began a 3,000-mile bike journey across the country to raise awareness about bicycle accidents and how riders and vehicles can share the road safely and responsibly. They are riding from San Francisco, Ca., to Orlando and have charted a very ambitious course, literally and figuratively. Beginning in San Francisco, the trio will ride south to San Diego. They will then follow the Southern Tier suggested by the Adventure Cycling Association through Phoenix, Austin, Baton Rouge and other coastal cities before arriving in the decidedly bicycle-unfriendly city of Orlando.