News: Boy on bicycle fatally struck by pickup truck along US 19

PALM HARBOR, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a boy on a bicycle was struck and killed by a pickup truck on Sunday in Palm Harbor.

The accident happened along US-19 near Grand Cypress Boulevard, according to the Tampa Free Press.

The FHP said that a Dodge pickup towing a boat trailer was headed north on US-10 when the driver passed slowing traffic and took evasive action to avoid a collision with another vehicle.  The pickup went onto the shoulder of the roadway, where it struck an 11-year-old boy riding his bicycle on the sidewalk.

The boy, a Lutz resident, was pronounced dead after being taken to an area hospital.  The 21-year-old man driving the truck and his 57-year-old male passenger were not injured.  Both are from Tampa.

When a cyclist is involved in an accident in Florida, it’s essential that they and their family 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 Pinellas County personal injury attorneys at Whittel & Melton can help. To schedule a free initial consultation, contact us online or by phone at 866-608-5529.

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