A cyclist has died after being involved in an accident with a cement truck. The accident occurred around 11:15 on December 17, 2015 on State Road 7. Terry Maitre was one of the people who witnessed the accident. He stated that he was working in an equipment repair shop on State Road 7 during the time of the accident. He said he heard honking and screaming, so he stopped working to see what had happened.
Terry stated that the cement truck driver was headed east, and the bike rider was headed west. The cement truck and the bike collided. He stated that after the accident, the cement truck driver was freaking out on the sidewalk. Jim Hutto was one of the other people who witnessed the accident. He was smoking a cigarette outside of Dixie Mart on State Road 7. He heard all of the commotion and went over to investigate.
Jim stated that he saw the bike on the road. He also stated that he saw the bike rider underneath the truck. The identities of the bike rider and the truck driver have not yet been released.
Unfortunately, bike accidents are an extremely common occurrence in South Florida. Bike accidents are often fatal like in the aforementioned story. Bike riders do not have as much protection as people who are in vehicles. That is why they are more likely to be seriously injured or killed in an accident.
The statistics that show how many people are seriously injured or killed in a bike accident are shocking. It is estimated that 48,000 people were injured in a bike accident in 2013. Seven hundred and forty-three people were killed in a bike accident in 2013. This is a one percent increase from 2012. Furthermore, bike accidents make up 2.3 percent of all fatal traffic accidents.
Abramowitz, Pomerantz & Morehead is focused on helping people who have been seriously injured in an accident. Traumatic brain injury, helmet defects, spinal injury and death are some of the most common types of claims people file after an accident. Your attorneys can protect your legal rights and help you get compensated for your injuries.