Henry Rackard
Henry Rackard
Age 57    Clearwater, Florida    November 15 2012
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Police released the identity of a bicyclist who died Thursday night after a car hit him from behind on Drew Street near Evergreen Avenue. Henry Rackard, 57, of Clearwater, was riding east on Drew Street just after 6:30 p.m. when he tried to cross from the north to the south side of the road, Clearwater police said. At the same time, Milton Lee Smallwood, 54, also of Clearwater, approached from behind in a 1994 Buick. The car hit Rackard, who died at the scene, police said. Alcohol might have been a factor in the collision, authorities said Friday. An investigation of the crash remains ongoing.

Collision Data

Crash time: between 6 p.m. and 8:59 p.m.

Closest Intersection: Drew Street and Evergreen Avenue

Land use: Urban

Road type: Collector

Where on the road the collision happened: Road

Collision type: Rear-end

Driver Data

Vehicle type: Light Trucks (SUVs, pickups)

If truck: Unknown

At crash time driver was: other

At crash time cyclist was: Other

At crash time cyclist was: Attempted to cross road


Source: News Report
Type: Newspaper
Pos/Neg: Neutral
Link if Website: http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/accidents/police-identify-bicyclist-killed-in-clearwater-crash/1262012

Source: News Report
Type: TV
Link if Website: http://www.wtsp.com/news/local/article/282991/8/Cops-Alcohol-may-have-been-factor-in-bike-fatality

Legal Status

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