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Bicyclist Injured After Collision with Winter Park Police Vehicle

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Jonathan Hernandez1 year ago

A bicyclist was injured after being involved in an accident with a Winter Park police vehicle.

Details about the Police Vehicle Accident

The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that a 68-year-old male bicyclist was sent to the hospital after he was hit by a Winter Park police officer on Thursday afternoon, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The Florida Highway Patrol further reports that Officer Edison Williams was stopped in a parking lot of the Aloma Bowl bowling alley near the intersection of Aloma Avenue and Balfour Drive at around 3:30 p.m. according to Florida Highway Patrol spokeswoman Sergeant Kim Montes.

The police officer was getting ready to pull out of the parking lot and make a right turn onto Aloma Avenue, and blocked the sidewalk in front of the business.

The bicyclist, identified as Paul Miller, was riding his bicycle along the sidewalk, when he attempted to ride around the officer’s vehicle when he was hit, according to state troopers.

Important Information about Bicycle Accidents

According to data from the National highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are hundreds of wrongful deaths of bicyclists that are killed in motor vehicle accidents every year in the United States:

  • 734 bicyclists were killed in 2013.
  • During the same year, bicycle fatalities accounted for about 2 percent of all traffic fatalities.
  • In 2013, there was a 19 percent increase in the number of bicycle fatalities since 2010.


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