A bicyclist is in critical condition after he was struck by an 18-wheeler Monday afternoon on Highway 301 in Jacksonville.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the 18-wheeler was heading south in the left lane of US 301 at the same time as a southbound bicyclist who was on the right shoulder.
At about 4:05 p.m., near Hap’s Way in the far western edge of Jacksonville, the bicyclist, identified as a 40-year-old man, traveled from the right shoulder into the left. The trailer from the 18-wheeler hit the bicyclist as he crossed the roadway, the FHP said.
It is unclear why the bicyclist made the turn into the left lane.
The bicyclist is currently in critical condition. The driver of the 18-wheeler, a 53-year-old man, was not hurt.
Comment from Anidjar and Levine:
Marc Anidjar, from the Law Firm of Anidjar and Levine, comments on this crash. “This unfortunate accident happened on US 301. Our condolence goes to the families of the injured bicyclist. Injuries sustained in a motorcycle 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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