Florida Injury Lawyers Discuss Cyclist Injured in Auburndale Truck Accident
A 12-year-old bicyclist was injured in an Auburndale truck accident on December 9 when a garbage truck driver failed to notice him. According to the Auburndale Police Department, the young cyclist was heading northbound on the sidewalk approaching the entrance to a utilities office on the east side of Main Street. The garbage truck was also heading northbound, attempting to pull into the entrance when it struck the boy.
Police officers arrived at the scene and found the boy critically injured in the parking lot of the utilities office. He was treated on-scene and then airlifted to Tampa General Hospital with life-threatening injuries. The garbage truck was a 2005 Peterbuilt and the driver suffered no injuries in the accident.
At the time of this report, the investigation into the accident is ongoing and no charges have been filed.
Bicycles offer little to no protection to cyclists, leaving them incredibly vulnerable if they are involved in collisions. Large commercial trucks can weigh thousands of pounds and even smaller commercial vehicles can significantly injure a cyclist in a collision. When truck drivers are distracted on the road, they may miss smaller vehicles such as bicycles and motorcycles, causing possibly fatal truck accidents.
If you have been injured in a Florida truck accident, you do not have to sort out the legal details alone. Let our Florida personal injury attorneys represent you and fight for the compensation you deserve. Truck accident injuries can take months or even years of medical care and recovery to heal, and those accountable for your injuries deserve to be brought to justice. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.