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Lake Worth Man Arrested After Fatally Striking Bicyclist, Leaving Scene Of Crash

LAKE WORTH, Fla. — A Lake Worth man has been arrested after fatally striking a bicyclist and then leaving the scene of the crash, deputies said.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said a man, 24, was traveling westbound on Second Avenue North shortly after evening when he struck a bicyclist from the rear in his 2007 Dodge 1500 truck.

Witnesses said the impact vaulted the bicyclist onto the hood of the truck and then onto the ground, coming to rest on the north shoulder of the road.

Deputies said he did not stop at the scene of the crash.

A witness called 911 and followed his truck until Palm Springs police were able to conduct a traffic stop.

He was arrested on charges of driving under the influence causing death, driving without a license causing death, and failure to stop and remain at a crash involving death.

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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