The morning of September 12 started like any other for members of the Caloosa Bike Riders Club, who were looking to get a ride in around 8 a.m. before the weather got too hot.
Unfortunately, not all of the riders made it home unharmed. Two bicyclists were injured after a van smacked into them. The incident took place at the intersection of Gulfstream Parkway and Old Burnt Store Road.
According to Tony Mack, who was part of the riding contingent that day, the van did not yield at a stop sign before plowing into the two riders.
The situation quickly intensified, as it was clear the men who had been struck were seriously injured. A LeeFlight helicopter descended onto the scene to collect the more seriously injured of the two men. Shortly after, an ambulance arrived to pick up the other injured bicyclist.
The identity of the two injured bikers and the driver of the van has not yet been released to the public. It’s also not known at this time whether there were extenuating factors that caused the van to continue forward at the intersection.
The community is also awaiting information as to whether both bicyclists were wearing a helmet. Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath is a trusted legal resource in West Palm Beach and throughout South Florida. If you or a loved one is injured in a bicycle accident, please contact us at (561) 655-1990.