Bicyclist Dies After Motorcycle Accident With Deputy Sheriff

According to the Florida Today Newspaper, a 61-year-old bicyclist died on September 27, 2011 after he turned into traffic and was struck by a motorcycle bring operated by an on-duty deputy sheriff. It was initially thought at the scene that the bicylist only suffered a minor leg injury; however, the bicyclist died at the hospital an hour later from an apparent heart attack. The motorcycle deputy suffered an arm fracture and was treated at Holmes Regional Medical Center for his injuries. Evidently, the bicyclist pulled out from Corey Road about 7:20 a.m. and was eastbound on the paved shoulder of Malabar Road when his bicycle turned left into the path of the eastbound motorcycle which was traveling at a reported speed of 55 miles per hour. The motorcycle hit the bicycle on the left side. As a result of this accident, the bicyclist was thrown into the westbound shoulder of the road.