ALTOONA, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a teenage bicyclist died after being struck by a vehicle in Lake County last week.
According to a report by WKMG, the 13-year-old boy was riding along a shoulder of State Road 19 near Shockey Trail Road in Altoona when the accident occurred at about 5:10 p.m. State troopers said the boy veered into the roadway and was hit by a Ford F-250 pickup truck going south.
The victim, an Altoona resident, was pronounced dead at the scene. The pickup driver, a 33-year-old man from Oxford, Florida, was not injured and stayed at the crash scene.
When a cyclist is involved in an accident, it’s essential that they understand their rights, the laws governing bicycle safety, and their options for pursuing compensation. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a bicycle accident, the Florida bicycle accident attorneys at Whittel & Melton can help. We can answer any questions you have and help guide you through the legal process. Contact us via our website or give us a call today at 866-608-5529 for a free consultation.