Tragic Florida Bicycle Accident in Sanibel Claims Life

by Carmen Dellutri on June 7, 2011

Fort Myers personal injury attorneySadly, a female bicyclist was killed on May 7, 2011 when she was struck by vehicle while crossing the Sanibel Causeway.

As reported by NBC 2, just before 11:00 a.m., authorities say 46-year-old Tracey A. Kleinpell and her husband were riding their bicycles across the causeway headed off the island when a truck driven by 46-year-old Theresa Lynn Shirley of Bokeelia, Florida drifted over and hit her.

Kleinpell hit the guardrail and fell over the side of the bridge and into the water below. A nearby boat rescued Kleinpell and attempted to revive her with CPR, but she died as a result of her injuries.

Florida Highway Patrol officials think the driver of the truck may have been asleep at the wheel.

Unfortunately, this tragic story is all too common. Statistics from the Florida Highway Patrol for bicycle crashes in Southwest Florida show that five people were killed and 217 were injured in 2009 alone.

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a bicycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation.

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced injury attorneys for a free consultation.

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