Bicyclist Bystander Killed In Collision
Because Florida has good weather almost year round, taking a bicycle rather than a motor vehicle makes good sense. Many Florida residents choose a bicycle in order to save money or to help reduce their carbon footprint. As positive as this is, according to the CDC and the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Department, the state of Florida remains one of the highest injury and fatality rates in the United States which involve bicyclists and motor vehicles.
One such crash happened on the evening hours of Monday, January 28th has claimed the life of a bicyclist in Fort Lauderdale. NBC Miami reported on their website that the accident happened at approximately 8:00 p.m. at Bayview Drive and East Commercial Boulevard when two vehicles hit each other. The chain reaction was caused by the force of one vehicle hitting the other and in turn striking the female bicyclist.
According to Casey Liening, spokeswoman for the Fort Lauderdale Police Department, the woman was transported to Broward Health Medical Center where she later died as the result of the injuries she received in the crash. So far, authorities have not released any further information about the crash.