According to Fort Myers police, a 25-year-old woman sustained severe injuries when struck by a pickup truck while riding her bicycle on Ortiz Avenue.
The woman reportedly lost control when a 2012 Nissan Frontier sideswiped her bicycle on the side of the road. The report says she was thrown off the bicycle when the crash happened. The accident happened on Ortiz Avenue in Fort Myers, as affirmed by the authorities. The Fort Myers Police Department also reported that the woman sustained severe injuries, though non-life threatening.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation, police said.
After the Nissan pickup truck sideswiped the bicycle as earlier reported, it then hit the guardrail by the side of the road and came to a standstill.
Upon arrival of the EMS to the scene of the accident, the bicycle rider was first attended to, police said. She reportedly suffered a dislocation on her left arm. However, the driver of the pickup truck was not reported injured.
No charge is filed by the authorities yet. The accident is still being investigated.
Glen Levine, from the Law Firm of Anidjar and Levine, comments on this crash: “This was a serious accident that left a woman severely injured. We advise drivers to always drive with caution and be aware of cyclists that are sharing the road. Sadly even minor accidents can cause severe injuries and we urge the public to seek professional medical help as soon as possible. Many times when accidents like these happen people do not know who to turn to for help. It is best to consult with an experienced car accident attorney.”
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