Police Investigating a Fatal Crash Involving a 16-Year-Old Bicyclist in Brandon

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Erik Abrahamson, J.D. January 07, 2020

Brandon, FL (1/6/2020) – Early Sunday evening, an SUV struck and killed a 16-year-old bicyclist in Brandon. The accident occurred at 7:30 p.m. on North Parsons Avenue, south of Clemons Road.

The driver, whose name hasn’t been released, was driving north on North Parsons Avenue when Terry Martin, 16, rode into the driver’s path. The driver had no time to avoid the collision, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

The front of the SUV hit the left side of the bicycle. The driver stopped to help and cooperated with investigators. Police say the driver did not exhibit signs of impairment.

No charges have been filed and the investigation is ongoing.

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Source: Fox 13 Tampa Bay, Tampa Bay Times