Pasco Bicyclist Hit and Killed by a Car on US 19

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Erik Abrahamson, J.D. April 07, 2020

Hudson, FL (4/1/2020) – A 31-year-old bicyclist died Tuesday afternoon when they merged in front of a car. The accident happened around 2:30 p.m. on US 19 at Hudson Avenue.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 36-year-old Heather Burlingame was driving south on US 19 in her 2013 Nissan Juke when Joshua Allen Petitt pedaled west across the road and entered the southbound lanes. As Petitt got into the southbound lanes, he crossed into the path of Burlingame’s Nissan and was hit.

Emergency responders rushed Petitt to the hospital where he later died of his injuries. Troopers are trying to determine if alcohol was a factor in the crash and there are no charges pending against the driver.

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Our hearts go out to all of those impacted by this tragedy. Bicycle accidents like this one occur far too often in Florida. It’s essential that accidents be thoroughly investigated so that the cause of the collision can be understood, and the responsible party can be identified and, if warranted, held accountable.

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Source: Tampa Bay Times