News: Bicyclist, 83, killed in collision with vehicle in Pasco County


PASCO COUNTY, FL – State troopers said an accident in Pasco County on Sunday morning claimed the life of an elderly bicycle rider.

According to WFLA, the accident took place on the Withlacoochee State Trail at Trilby Road near Dade City at about 11 a.m.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the victim was an 83-year-old man from Zephyrhills. The FHP determined that the man was riding his bicycle on the bike trail when he passed a stop sign, entered the intersection, and struck the front right side of an oncoming Honda Odyssey.  The bicyclist, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead after being taken to an area hospital.

The driver of the Odyssey was a 20-year-old woman from Dade City.

A bike rider is at significant risk of serious injury if they get into an accident with another vehicle. These injuries not only require medical care, but can severely impact a victim’s ability to work, support their loved ones, and live the life they’re used to. If you have been in an accident as a bicyclist, contact the Pasco County Bicycle Accident Lawyers at Whittel & Melton about the possibility of pursuing financial compensation. 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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