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Vero Beach Bicyclist Critically Injured In Two-Vehicle Crash

VERO BEACH — A 40-year-old bicyclist was seriously injured after crashing into the side of a truck and being run over by a rear tire, police said.

The unidentified Vero Beach woman was taken to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute in Fort Pierce with serious injuries, Vero Beach police spokesman Master Officer Darrell Rivers said. Officers were working to notify the woman’s next of kin.

“She has several broken ribs,” Rivers said. Rivers said the woman violated the right of way of the truck which had a green light.

No other injuries were reported. The wreck caused police to close the eastbound lanes on State Road 60 for about an hour, Rivers said.

The crash, involving the bicycle and a 1998 Ford F-150, happened at U.S. 1 and S.R. 60. Rivers said the truck driver made a right turn onto S.R. 60.

He was picking up relatives involved in an earlier minor crash at the same intersection, Rivers said. On the other side of the crosswalk was the woman, who rode her bicycle southbound before colliding into the side of the truck.

“She was supposed to stop,” Rivers said.

The crash remains under investigation.

Comments:

Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded about the crash.  “That is a very busy intersections and drivers need to pay extra attention for pedestrians and bicyclists in that area.  Please be careful whenever there are bicyclist sharing the road with you as a vehicle driver.  Those on bicycles have rights to the road also.  Let my many years of fighting for the injured help you through this difficult time.  Call for a free consultation.”

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