Florida Bicyclist Dies After Being Hit By Car in Coral Springs
19-year-old Coral Springs resident Christian Anthony Martinez is dead after a car struck the bicycle he was riding on November 19. Martinez was riding his bicycle on Northwest 39 Street. As he tried to cross Coral Ridge Drive, Martinez was hit by a 2005 Chrysler van driven by Dana Ball, also a Coral Springs resident. Martinez was taken to North Broward Medical Center where he died from his injuries later that day. In 2006, 124 bicyclists were killed in Florida. 39 bicycle passengers and 4,227 bicyclists sustained injuries in traffic accidents. Bicycling, walking, jogging, running, skateboarding, and in-line skating are popular activities in sunny Florida. Unfortunately, the injuries that can result when a bicyclist or a pedestrian is involved in a car accident, bus crash, truck collision, or motorcycle accident can be catastrophic. Common causes of bicycle accidents include: • Speeding • Drunk driving • Failing to yield to a bicyclist • Failure to see the bicyclist • Failure to see the motor vehicle driver • Failure to obey a traffic signal or sign Many traffic accidents involving bicycles occur at intersections and crosswalks. If someone in your family has died in a bicycle accident or any other kind of motor vehicle accident that you believe was caused by another party’s negligence or carelessness, you may be entitled to wrongful death compensation for the death of your loved one. The statute of limitations for a motor vehicle-related death in Florida is two years from the date of death. You must retain the services of an experienced Florida wrongful death lawyer in order to file a successful wrongful death claim or lawsuit. Related Web Resources: Bicycle Regulations, Florida Drivers.com In Florida, the personal injury law firm of The Law Office of John D. Ameen, P.A. represents the families who have lost loved ones in motor vehicle accidents and other kinds of personal injury accidents caused by a reckless or negligent party. Contact The Law Office of John D. Ameen, P.A. today and ask for your FREE consultation with one of our experienced motor vehicle accident or wrongful death lawyers.