DUNEDIN BICYCLE ACCIDENT: A 16-year-old boy from Clearwater was injured in Dunedin on Saturday, Nov. 10, when he was hit by a Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by an 89-year-old woman, the Dunedin Beacon reported.
The teenager was riding his bicycle about 8 p.m. Nov. 10 on the sidewalk on Main Street in Dunedin. He was crossing New York Avenue in the crosswalk when the vehicle hit him as the driver made a right turn onto Main Street.
The bicycle was not equipped with lights, and the rider was not wearing a helmet. He was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital by ambulance. His injuries are not life-threatening.
Florida is one of the most deadly states in the nation for bicyclists, with 76 fatalities and 4600 injuries reported in 2010.
When a cyclist is injured due entirely or in part to the fault of a driver, the injured person is often able to recover compensation for injuries suffered in the accident.
If you or someone you know has been seriously injured by a car and you want to find out more about filing a claim, call the law office of Jim Dodson at 888-207-0905. Jim has been helping Florida accident victims for more than 25 years. There is no charge for the consultation and you pay nothing unless we win money for you.