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.
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
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
SourcesSource: News Report
Link if Website: http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/accidents/police-identify-bicyclist-killed-in-clearwater-crash/1262012
Source: News Report
Link if Website: http://www.wtsp.com/news/local/article/282991/8/Cops-Alcohol-may-have-been-factor-in-bike-fatality