Three bicyclists were struck by a car on U.S. Highway 1 in St. Augustine, Florida, today. All three suffered personal injuries. Two of the cyclists were lifeflighted to Shands Jacksonville Medical Center. The third was taken by ambulance to Flagler Hospital.
After the collision, the driver of the car left the scene but was later stopped by police. The cause of the crash has not been reported.
Distance bicyclists often use the long stretch of highway between St. Augustine and Jacksonville; however, there is no separate bike lane for them. There have been several similar accidents in recent years. Because this area is not heavily congested, there is little reason for accidents to occur provided that drivers are paying attention. However, drivers have more distractions than ever, with cell phones, texting and dvd players now playing a role in car accidents.
If you have any questions about a personal injury or wrongful death case resulting from a bike being struck by a car, please call our Jacksonville injury law firm for a free consultation.