Cyclist seriously injured after being struck by car in Pompano Beach

Legal News for Florida Personal Injury Attorneys. A cyclist suffered serious injury after being struck by a vehicle.

Florida personal injury alerts- Bicyclist seriously injured in traffic accident.

Pompano Beach, FL—A cyclist was involved in a violent traffic accident on Monday morning, January 25, 2010, leaving him seriously injured. The incident reportedly occurred at approximately 7 a.m. at the intersection of West Sample Road and Northwest Fifth Terrace.

Authorities allegedly reported that an eastbound Hyundai Sonata was driving on West Sample Road, approaching Northwest Fifth Terrace, when it struck a cyclist coming through the intersection. A witness at the scene, identified as 47-year-old Corey Hoffses, reportedly noted that the driver seemingly had a green light at the time of the crash.

The cyclist reportedly suffered serious injuries in the traffic accident. The bicyclist was apparently “bleeding from the head after the accident”. Emergency medical services (EMS) crews transported the injured cyclist to the hospital via ambulance so responding doctors and nurses could treat him. Officials did not disclose his identity and condition.

As previously reported by Justice News Flash, statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) http://www.nhtsa.gov through the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) show that cyclists and pedestrians make up 13% of traffic related fatalities reported in the United States. However, this percentage might be lower if more than 1.5 percent of federal transportation safety spending were to be invested in the development of safe zones for pedestrians and cyclists within these areas known for their problematic intersections and dangerous roadways.

Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Florida Personal Injury Lawyers.

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