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Bicyclist Dies After Getting Hit By Cab Driver

A bicyclist was fatally struck by an unlicensed cab driver in Indian River County, police said.


The bicyclist, 25, was riding south on Windsor Avenue alongside the cab when the driver, a 65-year old man, made a left turn onto East 108th Street and struck him, Florida Highway Patrol officials said.

He was dragged for several feet before the cab finally came to a stop, police sources said.

The victim was rushed to nearby a hospital in Indian River County in critical condition and later succumbed to his injuries, officials said.

The cab driver stayed at the scene where he was given a breathalyzer test and passed, police sources said.

The cab driver had a suspended license and was taken into custody. He was charged with driving without a license, and received a violation for not yielding the right of way.

Another bicyclist was left fighting for her life after she was struck by a car in Orchid, Indian River County.

The young woman was pedaling along Orchid, when she turn onto Fellsmere Avenue at the same time as a gray Suzuki Grand Vitara, officials said.

“We were at the intersection waiting to make a left,” the driver told The Post. “The light changed and she kind of flew out in front of us.”

The bicyclist was rushed to a Indian River County hospital, authorities said.


Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident involving two vehicles, which ultimately, resulted in the death of a bicyclist. We hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident. Please be careful and obey the speed limits whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck. We hope that all parties involved consult with an experienced trial lawyer. If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation and find out what your rights are.”

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