Pinellas Park, FL – (May 24, 2020) – According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 59-year-old man lost his life after colliding with a drunk driver late Friday night in Pinellas Park.
The collision occurred around 10:00 p.m. on May 22 when both the bicyclist and the intoxicated driver were headed east on 118th Avenue North. For reasons still being investigated, the bicyclist veered into the path of the drunk driver’s vehicle, according to information provided by state troopers.
The drunk driver, a 28-year-old from St. Petersburg, has been charged with a DUI or driving under the influence.
Neither of the persons involved in the crash has been identified at this time.
No further information is currently available.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim during this difficult time.
Bicycle Accidents in Florida
In 2018, there were approximately 6,568 bicycle accidents in Florida that resulted in 148 deaths and 6,175 injuries. During the first quarter of 2019, Florida saw 1,695 bicycle accidents resulting in 40 fatalities and 1,588 injuries.
Over 100 people lose their lives annually due to fatal Florida bike accidents. Florida has led the nation for the number of pedal cyclist deaths in many of the past recent years.
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