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Tandem Bike Struck by Car in Fort Meyers, Florida (FL)


May 05, 2020

FORT MEYERS, FL- Nbc-2.com writes that one person died in a collision in Fort Meyers this week that involved a tandem bike and a motor vehicle. The crash took place on Daniels Parkway at its intersection with Appaloosa Lane in the evening.*

Reports indicate that one person was killed and the other was injured. It is not clear whether the driver suffered any injuries in the crash. The identities of the victims and the driver have not been released at this time. 

When it comes to crashes between cyclists and cars, Florida has one of the worst records in the nation. The Sunshine State has more deadly bike versus vehicle crashes than any other state. Nationally, in 2017, 783 people were killed while biking. Out of that total, 125 were in Florida. A full sixteen percent of all bike fatalities in the country occurred in Florida.

The causes of these incidents were often somewhat minor mistakes, such as a failure to yield, or a driver or cyclist attempting to make an improper turn. In some instances, cyclists were wearing dark colors while biking at night. In these cases, it can be difficult for drivers to see a person on a bike, therefore, increasing the risk of a crash happening. The AAA states that cyclists should wear helmets and bright clothing to reduce the risk of crashes. Drivers are also often at fault, and it is important that people operating cars understand that cyclists have the same right to use the road as do motorists. Many drivers have expressed anxiety over sharing the road with bikes because they fear that they do not have enough room to safely pass cyclists and worry that the person could swerve into their lane or fall. 

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Sources:

https://www.nbc-2.com/story/42088223/one-dead-one-injured-after-car-hits-tandem-bike-on-daniels-parkway

https://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2019/05/29/florida-still-has-the-most-bicycle-deaths-in-the-us-survey-finds

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