A bicycle rider reportedly sustained injuries after an accident along Northwest 15th Avenue after being hit by a Hyundai Santa Fe.
According to reports, the accident occurred along Northwest 15th Avenue, close to Lauderdale Manors Elementary Pre-Kindergarten, involving a bicycle and a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe. Eyewitnesses said the bicyclist was traveling east while the Hyundai was heading south on Northwest 15th Avenue when the accident happened. Officials say the bicyclist had the right of way and the driver failed to yield to the bike rider.
Witnesses said the Hyundai entered the intersection at a high rate of speed and apparently lost control. The driver saw the bicyclist but could not avoid a collision at the speed it was traveling at. The 21-year-old bicyclist attempted to avoid the crash but was hit by the vehicle while on the sidewalk and suffered various injuries.
EMS arrived to the scene of the accident soon after it happened to administer on-site first aid to the injured bicyclist. Emergency crews reported that the victim was transported to the nearest hospital after suffering severe injuries to the head and chest.
Officials say the incident is still under investigation and no further details were released.
Glen Levine, from the Law Firm of Anidjar and Levine, comments on this crash. “This is an unfortunate incidence. Our hearts go out to the bicyclist that was injured in this crash. We hope that the victim’s injuries are not life-threatening and that they have a speedy recovery. It is also important for those involved to contact an experienced auto accident attorney that knows how to help them through this difficult time.”
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