Port Orange, FL (March 20, 2021) – Around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, March 18, a man was injured in a bicycle crash in Port Orange.
According to Volusia County Sheriff’s Office deputies, the accident happened at 1600 Town West Boulevard. Mike Chitwood was riding his bicycle in the area when he was suddenly struck by a vehicle while riding.
Police confirmed that 20-year-old Paige Bergman, the driver of the vehicle, fled the scene. She has since been charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving serious bodily injury. Police have since confirmed that she was shopping on her phone when she struck the bicyclist.
Chitwood was hospitalized with fibula injuries, as well as road rash. He is expected to be okay.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Bicycle Accidents in Florida
Florida sees more bicycle accidents in the U.S. than many other states. Because bicyclists are some of the most vulnerable parties on our roads, they are more likely to lose their lives in the event of an accident. Bicyclists are also seriously injured every year. In 2018 alone, approximately 148 people were killed in Florida bicycle accidents. If you have been seriously injured in one of these accidents and wonder where you can turn, you should have the dedicated help of an accident attorney by your side.
Nobody is ever prepared to face the aftermath of a Florida bicycle accident. Some of the most severe injuries that result from these accidents include road rash, TBIs, fractures, paralysis, and more. These injuries are sometimes so severe that they land a victim in the hospital and cause them to miss out on time at work. If you have been hurt in an accident that is not your fault, it is important that you have legal help on your side. See our proven track record of success representing those injured in bicycle accidents at www.chadrobinson.com.
At Chad J. Robinson, PLLC, our skilled and dedicated accident attorneys have compassionately assisted those injured in Florida accidents over the years. If you have been hurt in a bicycle accident, you have many options moving forward with a claim. We will assist you along the often-problematic path toward compensation for aspects like medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Please contact an accident attorney in Florida at (786) 519-2423 to find out how we can help you.
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