Volusia County Sheriff Recovering in Hospital After Being Hit By Truck

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.

 

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