An unidentified male cyclist was struck by a black BMW as he rode along the Rickenbacker Causeway on Tuesday. The cyclist suffered a head injury and was taken to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he remains in critical condition. The driver of the BMW, who struck the cyclist near the Rusty Pelican restaurant, did not leave the scene of the accident. Police are still investigating the incident to determine who is at fault for the accident.
The Rickenbacker Causeway has been the site of several cyclist accidents. Christophe LeCanne was run over and killed on Bear Cut Bridge two years ago. Aaron Cohen died and his fellow cyclist was injured after a driver slammed into them on Powell Bridge in February. Cohen’s death caused a stir in the community–ridges were added to the road to help caution drivers if they entered the bike lane and Safe Streets Miami, a traffic safety campaign, was created. The campaign is lobbying for more pedestrian crosswalk and bike lanes and “road designs that have ‘lower speed limits, narrower traffic lanes, and traffic-calming measures such as traffic circles and flashing crosswalks,'” according to its website.
Cyclist hit on Rickenbacker Causeway in critical condition, www.miamiherald.com July 31, 2012.
Cyclists have a right to drive on the same roads as automobiles, yet many drivers either ignore or fail to see cyclists on the road. Miami’s flat roadways and scenic coastlines make it a haven for those who enjoy riding bikes. However, Miami is a leading city for cycling accidents. Jonathan Friedland, managing partner at Miami’s Friedland Law Group, is a tri-athlete and avid cyclist who understands the risks other cyclists face on the road. If you or a loved one has been injured in a cycling accident, call the Miami Beach motor vehicle accident lawyers at the Friedland Law Group today. With over twenty years of experience and a passion for helping victims, the Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyers have dedicated their careers to helping victims and their families recover compensation for their injuries, including money to cover medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. If you have been hurt in a cycling accident, don’t hesitate! Call (305) 661-2008 today for your free consultation.
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