January 6, 2011

Two Bike Riders Die in Separate Car Accidents in Fort Lauderdale

As attorneys practicing personal injury law in Fort Lauderdale, we are again shocked by the deadly combination of bicycle riders, motorists and darkness. Sadly, two different early morning car accidents in which bike riders were struck resulted in the wrongful deaths of 2 cyclists.

Given the number of active bike riders in South Florida, it is not surprising that at least 20% of all wrongful death traffic accidents in Broward and Palm Beach Counties involved either pedestrians and cyclists. These recent fatalities occurred at or near Sunrise Blvd., west of Ft. Lauderdale.

Police urge bike riders to wait for the sun to rise before heading out on their bicycles. Given the vulnerability of cyclists in collisions with cars, we too urge those choosing to ride their bikes to exercise the utmost caution.