A bicyclist was struck and killed Tuesday morning when he was involved in a crash with a tractor trailer in Zephyrhills.
The crash occurred at 9 a.m. on Chancey Road near the intersection with Copeland Drive.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, both the tractor trailer and the bicyclist were heading south on Copeland Drive approaching Chancey Road when they both turned right at the intersection.
The left side of the tractor trailer smashed into the 72-year-old bicyclist, who died from his injuries at the scene of the crash.
People riding bicycles are a regular occurrence on Florida roads these days. They are cheap and effective modes of transportation and are useful for people of all ages who have to get from place to place without the aid of a motor vehicle. Unfortunately, bicycles do not provide much in the way of protection when accidents occur.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident with a tractor trailer or other commercial vehicle in Zephyrhills or the surrounding areas, a Pasco County Truck Accident Lawyer at Whittel & Melton can help. To discuss the specifics of your case and any steps to move forward with a legal claim to obtain financial compensation during this difficult time, call us today as soon as possible at 727-847-2299 or fill out our confidential online case evaluation form for a free consultation today.
If you have been injured in a car accident, don’t hesitate. You may have legal options. Contact us today to discuss those rights.