News: Bicycle rider, 75, struck and killed by car in Tarpon Springs


TARPON SPRINGS, FL – State troopers were called to the scene of a fatal car vs. bicycle accident in Tarpon Springs on Tuesday evening, reports WTVT.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 75-year-old woman was riding a bicycle west on Bryan Lane ahead of a Jaguar SUV near Cypress Lakes Boulevard.

The investigation indicated that as the Jaguar approached, the bicycle rider abruptly turned left into the path of the vehicle and the bicyclist was struck. The victim, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The SUV driver was a 63-year-old man from Palm Harbor.

If you have been in an accident as a bicyclist due to the actions of a negligent driver, contact the Florida Bicycle Accident Lawyers at Whittel & Melton about the possibility of pursuing financial compensation. We will examine the circumstances of your case and help you determine the best course of action.  To set up a free initial consultation, we can be reached through our online contact form or by phone at 866-608-5529.

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