Miami and the entire state of Florida in general are known for being very hospitable to bicycle riders. There are a good number of very clearly marked bike lanes that offer cyclists their own space when sharing the road with motorists. Just because these spaces are marked, however, doesn’t mean that collisions between vehicles and cars don’t happen. In any area where bicyclists share the road with motorists, both sides must maintain an awareness of each other. A failure to do so will often produce a catastrophic result (particularly for the cyclist).
Such was the case in a recent accident in Sarasota. Authorities are investigating the cause of a collision between an elderly driver and bicyclist. The cyclist was reportedly rushed to a local hospital after having been thrown from his bike in the collision. While the details of his injuries were not released, they were sufficiently serious to cause his death.