Bicycle Crash Kills Man, 56, Near Lantana
LANTANA — A 56-year-old man has died after a car struck him as he rode a bicycle late at night through a neighborhood west of Lantana.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said paramedics took him to Delray Medical Center following the crash in the Lantana Homes neighborhood northeast of the intersection of Military Trail and Jog Road.
A 2017 Nissan Rogue headed southbound on Edgecliff “failed to observe”, PBSO’s report said.
The SUV and the bicycle crashed, and the impact pinned him to the bicycle and under the Nissan, which dragged him until he and the bicycle broke free near Ithaca Circle West. Doctors pronounced him dead less than an hour after the wreck.
The driver, a 17-year-old male who lives nearby, turned the SUV around and returned to the crash site. PBSO’s report does not indicate that the 17-year-old is facing criminal charges.
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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