Elderly Driver Hit Teen Cyclist in Dunedin

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.

Have You Been Injured In A Bicycle Accident?

If you've been hurt in a Florida bicycle accident you should speak with an experienced bicycle injury lawyer as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our office directly at 727.446.0840 to schedule your free, no obligation consultation.

Jim Dodson
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A Florida injury lawyer, family man and avid cyclist who clients have trusted for over 25 years.
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