Bicyclist Injured in Winter Haven Truck Accident
A bicyclist was critically injured in a Winter Haven truck accident on December 4. According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, a white semi-truck was heading northbound on U.S. 17, attempting to make a left turn onto Snively Avenue when it struck a bicyclist. The 53-year-old victim was severely injured in the accident and suffered a crushed arm along with other life-threatening injuries.
Witnesses to the accident stayed with the bicyclist until emergency crews arrived. He was then airlifted to a local hospital and was last reported in serious but stable condition.
The truck driver was not injured in the accident. Police are still investigating the accident and it has not yet been determined whether any criminal charges will be filed.
Large commercial trucks are incredibly dangerous vehicles on the road. Truck accidents, especially those involving bicyclists, frequently result in serious injuries or death. Bicycles offer very little protection in collisions, and large trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. The trauma sustained in these truck accidents can cause traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, permanent paralysis, broken or lost limbs and death.
Our Florida injury attorneys have been representing injured victims of Florida truck accidents since 1979. We recently settled a case for a 39-year-old Miami woman that was struck by a semi-truck that ran a stop sign. She suffered a severe back injury that required surgery and hospitalization for five days. Our attorneys got the defendants insurance company to agree to settle the case for $650,000.
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