The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deadly crash involving a bicyclist Monday night on the Westside.
JSO officers said they responded to the incident just after 10 p.m. at the 200 block of Halsema Road. Jacksonville Fire Rescue Department revealed to officers at the scene that a man was struck by a vehicle while riding his bike.
JFRD told the officers the victim had been pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation, police said. The driver was not hurt.
JSO said the investigation is ongoing and they do not know whether the bicyclist was wearing any type of reflective vest or safety equipment. There was no sign of impairment being reported so far, police said.
Anyone with information about what led to the crash is encouraged to call JSO at 904-630-0500 or email JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org. You can also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.
Comment from Anidjar and Levine:
Glen Levine, from the Law Firm of Anidjar and Levine, comments on this crash. “One bicyclist is dead following this unfortunate accident which happened on Halsema Road. Our condolence goes to the families of the dead bicyclist. Injuries and deaths 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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