Monday night an 18-year-old bicyclist was struck by a tow truck and killed in Hillsborough County, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Troopers said the truck, operated by Stepp's Towing of Tampa, was turning east from U.S. 41 onto Fletcher Avenue with a green arrow just before 7 p.m. when three bicyclists were crossing Fletcher north in the crosswalk. The driver, Timothy Wittmeyer, failed to see the bicyclists and crashed into Cavoune Radcliffe, who died at the scene. Wittmeyer, 28, of Tampa sustained minor injuries.
Crash time: between 6 p.m. and 8:59 p.m.
Closest Intersection: U.S. 41 and Fletcher Avenue
Land use: Urban
Road type: Urban Arterial
Where on the road the collision happened: Crosswalk
Collision type: Left cross
Vehicle type: Large Trucks
If truck: Municipal Truck (garbage truck, street sweepers, snow plows)
At crash time driver was:
At crash time cyclist was:
SourcesSource: News Report
Link if Website: http://floridaheadlinesnews.com/bicyclist-dies-after-hit-by-tow-truck/
Source: News Report
Link if Website: http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/news/article.html/content/news/articles/bn9/2012/12/11/bicyclist_18_struck_.html