Schedule Appointment
Due to COVID-19, we offer free consultation via phone or video with ZOOM/Facetime if you can't make it to our office! 
Schedule Appointment

Bicycle Accident: Bicyclist Runs Into Car, Severely Injuring Himself

Bicycle Accident: Bicyclist Runs Into Car, Severely Injuring Himself

Earlier this week, at around 9 p.m. on Wednesday, a bicyclist crashed into a car as he was heading south on South Dixie Highway. The Sun Sentinel reports that the car, waiting to make a turn, was trying to head west on Southwest Second Street when the bicyclist collided with the car. After the collision, the bicyclist, a 50­–60 year old male with no identification on him, was run over by the car, leaving him in critical condition. When emergency responders arrived, they noticed that the bicycle had a small motor on it that was not running. The driver of the car suffered no injuries.

 Same Responsibilities and Same Rights as Drivers

In places with nice weather, such as southern Florida, accidents between bicyclists and cars occur with some regularity.  Although bicycles are smaller and less capable of causing damage to others, they are considered vehicles under Florida’s traffic code. This makes sense, because bicyclists are on the road just like cars and, if they do not follow the rules, can cause accidents just the same as cars. Because of this classification, bicyclists must follow the same rules that drivers do, i.e., stopping at red lights and stop signs, yielding to pedestrians and other vehicles, and obeying all traffic signals. Bicyclists can actually be issued citations, just like drivers of cars.

Along with these responsibilities, bicyclists also enjoy the same rights as drivers. They are allowed to occupy a lane of traffic, provided they are traveling at an appropriate speed (obviously, bicyclists are not permitted on major highways and freeways).

 Keep an Eye Out for Cyclists: The Road Belongs to Us All

The bottom line is that, like it or not, bicyclists share the road with drivers. Because of this, each should be considerate of the other, always ensuring to drive in a safe and courteous manner. It is when drivers and cyclists are in a hurry, or get lazy, that people get hurt.

When a bike lane is provided, cyclists must use the lane and stay out of traffic. However, when there is no bike lane, bicyclists are generally allowed to be on the road. When driving, if you see a bicyclist, make sure to give them room; they have the same right to be there as you do.

 Injured in an Auto Accident?

The law provides remedies to those injured by negligent and inattentive drivers. If you have been injured in an accident that you believe was caused by the negligence of another driver or cyclist, you make be entitled to monetary damages. To find out what rights you have, and to ensure that those rights remain in effect, you should contact an experienced accident attorney immediately. With the assistance of an experienced attorney, you increase your chances of ensuring you are given what the law provides.

See Related Blog Posts:

Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy Accidentally Runs Over Pedestrian

0/5 (0 Reviews)

Contact Us For A Free Consultation

What Our Clients Say

  • June loochkartt

    "Mr. Gonzalez is a highly effective personal injury who gets results and practices with diligence, professionalism and integrity. He is swift to get results, fights for you and never backs down from a difficult case to obtain a great result. Always responsive to questions and very thorough handling of the case. I would highly recommend his firm to anyone looking for representation."


    "I would highly recommend Rafael Gonzalez as a personal injury attorney. He demonstrates Professionalism, was very knowledge, and was responsive to all my concerns. He answered all my questions in a timely manner with compassion and wisdom. He is a great negotiator and always has his client’s best interest at heart. I would highly recommend him as a personal injury attorney. Thank you, Rafael Gonzalez!"


    I had an awesome experience with this law firm. Rafael Gonzalez and his team are great all the time take the phone. Answer questions, always ready to help you. Being in an accident is already so stressful, they would help you with everything you need: guide you with your doctors visits, give you an advise all the time. I strongly recommend them for ALL your situations. Love them!!!!

  • Ada Fondeur

    Very professional and attentive team. Attorney Gonzalez was always willing to answer my questions and concerns and most of all always looking out for my best interest. Very satisfied.


    My process was very long but it was worth the wait. Mr. Gonzalez and his team are very professional and a great to work with. I received updates as to my case frequently and I appreciate all the updates. Thank you very much for handling my case.

  • Kayann Rainford

    Attorney Rafael Gonzalez and his paralegal gave good customer service, very friendly, respectful and nice.

  • SARA T.

    I was referred to Attorney Ralph Gonzalez to take care of injuries sustained from a car accident where I was rear ended. Not only did they make sure I got the care I needed, but were extremely professional and thorough in communication to explain the processes, follow ups, and expectations. Just closed the case after some time with a bigger settlement than expected, and I couldn't be happier with the treatment/services received from this office. Will 100% recommend to everyone. Thank you!


    I am very pleased with the service and I received from this law firm. I am thankful to have Mr. R. Gonzalez as my attorney. I would recommend calling this office to represent you.


    Mr. Rafael is always professional and gives realistic expectations of everything.

AskMyAttorneys footer logo
Real answers from real attorneys. Case evaluation within 24 hours guaranteed. Affordable pricing. Our initial consultation is always 100% Free.
Mon - Sun
6:00am -10:00pm
Online Marketing and SEO by
chevron-down linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram Skip to content