Driver Wanted in Melbourne Hit-and-run That Injured Bicyclist
Police in Melbourne are on the lookout for the driver behind the wheel of a car that collided with a bicyclist early on the morning of Saturday, March 31st. It was around 6:30 in the morning when a bicyclist was traveling down the 1700 block of Pineapple Avenue. Read the rest »
Man Charged with DUI Manslaughter after Killing Bicyclist in Ocala
Police in Marion County have arrested a man believed to be driving while intoxicated when he struck and killed a bicyclist in the early morning hours of Thursday, March 8th. A spokesperson for the Ocala Police Department told reporters that the 41-year-old Ocala resident was behind the wheel of a Ford F-150 when he turned down the eastern lanes of Northeast 24th Street at close to 2:00 in the morning. At the same time, a 33-year-old on a bicycle was driving down the western lane of Northeast 24th Street. Read the rest »
Dangerous Intersection in New Smyrna Beach Prompts Residential Action
Some residents living close to the intersection of Old Mission Road and Mills Drive in New Smyrna Beach are joining together to demand that changes be made in order to increase the road safety of the juncture. Based on a report made by News 6, the push from residents follows a string of incidents and minor accidents, with the last one taking place this past Thursday. Read the rest »
Florida Bicycle Accident Kills Lifelong Public Servant
Recently, a SUV struck and killed LeRoy Collins Jr., a retired rear admiral and submariner in the U.S. Navy, department head for Governor Charlie Crist and son of former Florida Governor LeRoy Collins. Collins, 75, was riding his bike at 6 a.m. one morning in Tampa when the SUV struck him. Collins was Gov. Crist’s Executive Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Crist interrupted a Cabinet meeting in the Capitol to make the announcement, drawing audible gasps from many in attendance.
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Florida Bicycle Accident Claims Life of Mother of Seven
CBS4 describes a tragic story where a mother of seven was struck and killed in a hit-and-run bicycle accident in Southern Florida. The 42-year-old victim was found lying on SW 222 Street at 1 a.m. in the morning recently. Police officials say that woman had been struck and killed by a driver who fled the scene of the accident. Officials with the Florida Highway patrol said that this Florida bicycle accident was the third in three days in which a person was killed by a hit-and-run driver.
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