Bicyclist Tragically Struck and Killed By a Car in Bradenton, Florida
FLORIDA - A news report published on bradenton.com states that the Florida Highway Patrol Traffic Homicide Unit is currently investigating a fatal pedestrian-car accident.*
According to the report, a 54-year-old Bradenton man was driving his SUV and collided with a 63-year-old Sarasota man who was riding his bicycle. The Florida Highway Patrol reported that criminal charges are pending the outcoming of the fatal accident investigation.
The news report states that the SUV driver was traveling south and along the inside traffic lane of U.S. 41 by the intersection of 32nd Avenue West. At that moment, the cyclist was traveling in the same lane by the same intersection. The cyclist was ahead of the SUV when the SUV's front left struck the rear of the victim's bicycle.
After the collision, the cyclist fell and slid onto U.S. 41’s inside southbound lane and then rolled onto the SUV's hood and windshield. The cyclist then fell down onto the southbound U.S. 41 traffic lane. The Manatee County Emergency Medical Services declared the cyclist deceased at the accident scene. The Florida Highway Patrol Traffic Homicide Unit has taken over the investigation.
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