A Miami-Dade County woman is hospitalized.  This was after she was hit by a semi truck while riding her bike on SE 15th Road.

The 61 year-old woman was riding her bike east on SE 15th Road toward the S Miami Avenue intersection. She was suddenly hit by a speeding semi truck when she attempted to cross the intersection. The truck did not stop after it hit the woman.

“The only thing that I remember is that thud from behind and standing on the side of the road,” she said.

The woman was thrown onto the street and people nearby carried her to safety until paramedics arrived.

“Her legs were in the roadway after she fell. Her head was underneath the guardrail. She was covered with blood. Her bike shorts had been shredded from when she had hit the pavement,” a witness described.

She was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.  “Head injuries, lacerations, contusions, broken tooth, I mean just a mess. I’m lucky she’s alive. Real lucky,” said her husband.

Miami-Dade Police are investigating at the scene of the accident. “We hope to find an eyewitness that can either give a license plate number or a description of the driver,” an official said.

They’re now asking anyone in the community who has information about the accident to come forward.  They want information reported to the local police.

Comments:

Marc Anidjar, from the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine, comments:  “This is an unfortunate hit and run accident involving a bicyclist.  In our office, after an accident like this, we would typically assign or hire an investigator.  This investigator would to go to the scene to try and collect evidence.  They can canvass the area to see if any local business has security cameras that may have caught the accident within the angle of view of the security system.  This should all be done as soon as possible after the accident to insure that the guilty driver is identified and will take responsibility for their actions.  Our sympathies to the bicycle rider who was injured it this terrible crash and we hope she has a swift recovery.”

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