Two Florida Teen Bicyclists Killed in Separate Motor Vehicle Accidents

In Florida on Saturday, two Florida teenagers died when their bicycles were struck by motor vehicles in two separate accidents.

17-year-old Justin White, a Masaryktown resident, died at 9pm when a 1998 Ford pickup crashed into his bike near State Road 50. An hour later, 17-year-old Scott Avery, was killed in a hit and run accident in Brooksville. The driver, Spring Hill resident Leo Salvato, was later apprehended.

According to the Helmets.org Web site:

• 85 million people ride bicycles in the United States.
• 773 bicyclists died in 2006..

If you or someone you love was seriously injured in a bicycle accident that was caused by a careless driver or another negligent party, you should contact our South Florida bicycle crash law firm immediately.

Bicycle accidents often result in serious injuries for pedalcyclists. Injuries may include, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, road burns, internal injuries, and traumatic brain injuries.

It is important that drivers pay attention when on the road. While it may be easy to keep an eye on cars, trucks, and buses, motorists must remember that they share the roads with motorcyclists, pedestrians, and bicyclists-the ones that are most susceptible to serious injuries when they become involved in a motor vehicle crash.

Common causes of bicycle accidents caused by other motorists or negligent parties include:

• Driver inattention • Drunk driving • Speeding • Driver inexperience • Motor vehicle failure or defect

You may be entitled to personal injury compensation for your injuries, medical costs, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages.

Teen boy’s death on bicycle puzzles mother, Tampabay.com, June 3, 2008
Hundreds Mourn Death of NCTHS Student, 2TBO.com, June 1, 2008

Related Web Resources:

Bicyclinginfo.org

Bicycle Safety Facts & Statistics, Federal Highway Administration

Contact David J. Halberg, PA to schedule your free consultation with one of our Florida bicycle crash attorneys.