Bicyclist hit by SUV-Gainesville Sun reprint

Below is an article from the Gainesville Sun about a bicyclist struck by an SUV. Not surprising is the reported suffering of serious personal injuries. This was a night time accident in an area very near apartments where many U of F graduate students live. It is another cautionary story to share the road; for bikers to take every precaution they can, and follow the rules of the road. Let’s wish her a speedy recovery.

Bicyclist hit by SUV, seriously hurt

Police inspect an accident at the intersection of Southwest 13th Street and Southwest 14th Drive on Saturday evening, December 8, 2012.

Elizabeth Hamilton/Correspondent
Staff report

A female bicyclist was hit by an SUV and seriously injured in the northbound lanes of Southwest 13th Street Saturday night.

Gainesville police officers at the scene could not identify the cyclist, who they said was rushed to the hospital after the accident, which occurred about 9:30 p.m. near the intersection of 13th Street and Southwest 14th Drive, in front of the Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites.

At 10:45 p.m, northbound traffic on Southwest 13th Street was still being rerouted onto 14th Drive as investigators marked off the location of the accident, just to the north of the intersection.