On Thursday, May 24 a bicyclist died from injuries sustained when hit by a pickup truck in Tampa. The accident was reported early Thursday morning, and the victim passed away later that evening, Tampa police said. The victim, a 44-year-old man, was riding his bicycle south on Tampania Street and didn't yield to a stop sign at the intersection of Lemon Street. While traveling through the intersection the victim was struck by a pickup truck, which did not stop. The impact of the collision threw the man off his bicycle and he suffered a serious head injury.
Witnesses describe the vehicle involved in the incident as a full-sized pickup, possibly a Dodge, that was a dark garnet or maroon color. The driver was described as thin, balding man in his 40s, and his vehicle likely sustained damage to the hood and front-end. Tampa police are asking anyone with information to call (813) 231-6130, and Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for any information.
Suffered In a Bicycle Accident?
Tragically, hundreds of bicyclists are harmed in preventable accidents around the Tampa Bay area every year. These collisions are often caused by negligent drivers who fail to carefully operate their vehicles and do not notice the bicyclists because they are under the influence of alcohol, distracted, or driving recklessly or carelessly. If you were injured after being struck by a motorist while riding your bike, you may be entitled to compensation.
Our Tampa personal injury attorneys at Smith & Stallworth, Attorneys at Law have extensive experience in helping victims obtain fair settlements for their suffering and losses, and we can represent you as well. We thoroughly investigate the circumstances that caused our clients' injuries to determine liability and build comprehensive claims. Our firm is dedicated to providing attentive and knowledgeable representation, and we tirelessly protect our clients' rights and interests. If you would like to learn how you can seek rightful compensation for your bicycle accident injuries, contact us today!