An unidentified woman who was riding a bicycle late Saturday evening was killed when she was struck by a 2014 Harley-Davidson motorcycle in Newberry, according to an FHP release. The incident occurred around 10:30 p.m. along U.S. 27 near the intersection with Southwest 30th Avenue.
Bicycles sharing the road with automobiles is a fact of life in Florida. For safety’s sake, all states have requirements that bicyclists ride on the far right side of the road, or in the bike lane if one is available. Motorists are to maintain a safe space while passing. That distance is 3 feet or greater, depending on the circumstances. Unfortunately, bicyclists that follow the law are still often involved in accidents.
If you ride your bike on Florida’s roadways, always think safety first. Be aware of your surroundings and oncoming traffic. Wear a helmet; use flashing headlights and tail lights for better visibility; and use hand signals when making a turn.
If you have been involved in a bicycle vs. automobile accident, contact the Law Office Laurie D. Mitchell, P.A. at 352-371-9828. We can help sort through insurance coverage to get medical and/or funeral bills paid, as well as compensation for personal injury or even death. Call now.