One bicyclist is dead and two others are injured after they were struck by a vehicle Sunday morning on US 1 in St. Johns County.
According to officials, the crash happened at about 2:34 a.m. at US 1 near I-95 in St. Augustine.
The three bicyclists were competing in the annual “Sea to Sea” Expedition Race in St. Johns County.
An eyewitness revealed what he saw when the crash happened.
“Me and my wife had just started to go to bed and we just heard a loud boom,” the witness said.
At first he thought someone hit a deer, but after checking US-1, he realized it was much more severe than that.
“I found a bicycle helmet sitting in the road and that was the moment I realized people involved,” he said.
FHP says the driver of the vehicle was a 27-year-old man from St. Augustine. They are unsure if he will be charged as the investigation is still ongoing.
The victim, who did not survive his injuries, has been identified as a 46-year-old male.
Comment from Anidjar and Levine:
Marc Anidjar, from the Law Firm of Anidjar and Levine, comments on this crash. “One bicyclist is dead and two suffered serious injuries following this unfortunate accident which happened US 1 near I-95 in St. Augustine. Our condolence goes to the families of the dead and injured bicyclists. Injuries sustained in a bicycle or vehicle accident can affect the lives of all parties involved and their families who feel the effects even when they are not directly involved. The pain and suffering that comes with these incidents can become a major burden on day-to-day life.”
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