The Volusia County Sheriff was injured in a crash while riding a bicycle Friday morning.
Authorities said his bike was hit by a pickup truck in the 4900 block of South Peninsula Drive. It happened just before 9 a.m.
The driver of the truck, who remained at the scene, was found at fault and received a traffic citation, the Sheriff’s Office said.
The man was taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
He suffered a broken left hand, a possible ACL tear in his right knee and two fractured vertebrae. He also received sutures in his left knee.
The 54-year-old was elected sheriff in November 2016 and sworn in on Jan. 3. He formerly served as police chief in Daytona Beach.
Volusia County is a populated region, and a lot is happening here all the time. Bicycle accidents are pretty common here, sadly. The most common reasons bike accidents occur are due to the following:
- Negligence of the drivers on the road.
- Drivers operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- Drivers failed to stop at stop signs.
If you have been injured in a bike accident, you owe it to yourself to explore your legal rights. Our Volusia County Injury Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can discuss your options with you. Call us today at 866-608-5529 or contact us online. Your initial consultation is always free. We have a no fee guarantee, so you don’t pay any legal fees until you obtain a settlement or verdict in your favor.