Yet another Florida Cyclist died when he was involved in a collision with a bus. The accident which occurred June 17, 2010 comes on the heels of a cyclist that was struck and killed in Coral Gables, Florida the previous week.
The latest accident happened when the cyclist was exiting the parking lot of a Walmart store. The bicyclist exited the store’s parking lot and struck the side of a Broward County bus at about 8:30 p.m.
The bicyclist struck the bus near its rear door, fell underneath the bus, and then the bus ran him over. Based upon the fact that the cyclist struck the rear of the bus, the police indicated that the bicyclist appeared to be responsible for the collision.
All county buses have video cameras onboard, and the video will be the key piece of evidence. It also appears as if the bus driver kept going after the initial impact, and thus dragged the cyclist under the bus.
When dealing with cycling accidents it is important to hire a Florida bicycle accident lawyer that not only understands the law, but also issues that cyclist are presented with on a daily basis.