“The bicyclist should have seen I was turning….”
Southbound on Bayshore Blvd with two flashing rear lights (one Cycliq / one Bontraeger) and a front Cycliq, the vehicle chose to turn into me rather than yield to the bike lane. The vehicle then drove away (hit and run). The police officer was able to upload the videos immediately to the case report and provide me with the vehicle registration information. When confronted, the driver told the police officer I should have seen him turning (he came from behind) and that I failed to yield to his turn. He showed no remorse for his actions. When asked why he left the accident without stopping he said he didn't stop because he didn't have shoes on and didn't want to get out of the car. After contacting the City of Tampa (and providing the videos) to help identify the dangerous intersection, they contacted me to request to use the video in a Public Service Announcement and to let me know they are working to expedite funding for bike safety improvement on the road.
- Date of incident
- 26/05/2023 10:26AM
- Incident type
- Location of incident
- West Swann Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33606, United States