SUMTER COUNTY, FL – A bicyclist died after being struck by two vehicles in Sumter County Sunday night, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
The accident happened on State Road 471 near Tarrytown, according to the Leesburg-News. The FHP said the bicyclist, a male, was riding south at about 9 p.m. when he was hit by a southbound Chevy Trailblazer. The victim was knocked off the bicycle and struck again, by a Chevy Malibu. The bicycle rider suffered fatal injuries.
The driver of the Trailblazer, an 84-year-old Zephyrhills man, told investigators he did not see the bicyclist prior to the collision. The Malibu was driven by a 49-year-old woman from Leesburg.
When a cyclist is involved in an accident in Sumter County, 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 Sumter County bicycle accident attorneys at Whittel & Melton can help. We can be reached by phone at 866-608-5529 or through our online contact form.