Bicyclist Tragically Killed When Hit by Vehicle on MLK St. in St. Petersburg, Florida
ST. PETERSBURG, FL. – According to an online news report posted at tbreporter.com, a bicyclist was tragically killed when she was hit by a vehicle on Dr. Martin Luther King Street in St. Petersburg, Florida. Authorities are still in the process of completing their investigation of the accident, and it is not yet clear if charges are expected.*
The collision occurred in the 2800 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Street North. The St. Petersburg Police Department and the Tampa Bay Reporter state that a bicyclist was riding in the area and attempted to cross the roadway, when she was struck by a Chevrolet SUV. The model of the SUV was not reported, and it is not clear what direction the cyclist and the Chevy were headed at the time of the crash.
The news report indicates that the cyclist was inside of a marked crosswalk, but the report does not say if authorities have determined who had the right-of-way before the collision. The events surrounding the crash were not reported, so it is not clear how the collision happened or what factors might have played a role in the accident.
The Tampa Bay Reporter states that the bicyclist was tragically killed in the accident. The report identified the victim as a 25-year-old woman. Her city of residence was not listed in the report.
The driver of the Chevy was identified as a 44-year-old man. His city of residence was also not reported, and it is not clear if he was the sole occupant of the vehicle. The report did not say if he was injured in the incident.
The St. Petersburg Police Department is still investigating the accident, and officers have not released additional information at this time. Investigators have not yet said whether charges are likely to be pursued.
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