PUTNAM COUNTY, FL – A bicyclist was critically injured after colliding with a car in Putnam County Tuesday morning, WGFL reports.
The incident took place in the vicinity of State Road 100 and Springside Shortcut Road. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the bicyclist was going west on a bike path parallel to State Road 100 and failed to stop before entering a crosswalk.
The front of the bicycle struck the front right fender of a vehicle that was headed north on Springside Shortcut Road, the FHP said.
The bicycle rider, whose name was not released, was flown to an area hospital with critical injuries.
The consequences of a car turning into a bicyclist can be significant, leaving the rider with 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, we suggest that you speak with the experienced Putnam County Bicycle Accident Lawyers at Whittel & Melton about the possibility of pursuing financial compensation. Contact us online or call today at 866-608-5529 to schedule a free consultation.