News: 3 bicyclists injured following collision with car in Pinellas County

EAST LAKE, FL – Authorities say an accident in Pinellas County on Thursday morning injured three bicyclists from Palm Harbor, all in their 60s.

The Tampa Bay Times reports the collision took place on East Lake Road near Trinity Boulevard at about 8:30 a.m.  According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 16-year-old New Port Richey girl was driving a sedan south on East Lake Road when she stopped in the left turn lane and turned into the path of two bicycles, a tandem and a single-rider bike.

The bicycles, which had been going north in a designated bicycle lane, collided with the right side of the sedan.  A 65-year-old man and a 61-year-old woman who were on the tandem bicycle and a 64-year-old man riding alone were all seriously injured and hospitalized.  The driver of the car was not injured.

The teenage driver of the sedan was cited for violating the bicyclists’ right of way,

When a bicyclist is struck by a car, it can cause injuries that not only require medical care, but can severely impact a victim’s ability to go to work, support their loved ones, and live the life they’re used to. If you have been in an accident as a bicyclist, you need to speak with the Pinellas County Bicycle Accident Lawyers at Whittel & Melton about the possibility of pursuing financial compensation. We can be reached online or by phone at 866-608-5529.

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