Category: Bike Accidents
Since the onset of COVID-19, bicycle sales have soared across Florida, but some riders are afraid of sharing the roads with other vehicles.
Around 33,000 people die in car crashes in the U.S. each year, and about 1 in 41 is a bicyclist.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more bicyclists and pedestrians are outdoors enjoying Florida’s environment and sharing the roads with motor vehicles.
Governor DeSantis signed a proclamation signifying March as Florida Bicycle Month. Naples, Fort Myers, and Punta Gorda are all having events during this special month.
Cape Coral, FL (February 27, 2020) Cape Coral Police report a bicyclist was taken to the hospital after a Cape Coral Crash.
The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) responded to over 2,000 crashes in Collier County as of October 22, 2019. Those crashes involved 56 pedestrians and 62 bicyclists.
Collier County, FL (January 19.2020) Cathleen P. Ragone, 62, of Naples, tragically died from injuries she suffered when she was hit by a car while on her bicycle Sunday morning, just after 11:00 a.m., according to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP).
Florida is one of the worst states for bicycle accidents. The Florida Bicycle Association (FBA) supports statutory provisions in Florida to ensure the safety and rights of bicyclists.
Fort Myers, FL (January 13, 2020) Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) troopers are investigating a hit-and-run bicycle crash that happened at 4:30 a.m.
Punta Gorda, FL (January 10, 2020) Florida Highway Patrol confirms a bicyclist tragically died in a hit-and-run crash at Riverside Drive and Dutch Avenue in Punta Gorda today.