Key Biscayne man sentenced for drug crime and faces charges in fatal bike accident

Michele Traverso, 25, of Key Biscayne, was sentenced to 21 days in prison on Friday for a drug case in 2009. Last week, Traverso hit cyclists, Aaron Cohen, 36, and Enda Walsh, 48 on Wednesday morning. Traverso was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with bodily injury and driving with a suspended license. Cohen and Walsh were taken to Jackson …

Actor Gene Hackman hit by car while riding bike

Gene Hackman, actor and Oscar winner, was hit by a pickup truck while riding his bike in Islamorada, FL on Friday. The actor, who is 81 years old, was riding his bike without a helmet when a Toyota Tundra pickup truck hit his rear tire throwing him off the bike. He was taken to Ryder Trauma Center to be treated …

Broward County officer dies in motorcycle accident

Broward County officer dies in motorcycle accident In Oakland Park on New Years Day, a Broward County Sheriff officer, John Blackwelder, 45, was killed while riding his motorcycle. While off duty, Blackwelder was driving on East Commercial Boulevard when a vehicle driving the opposite direction turned left into his path. He was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene. Stajka Vangov, 75, of …

Paola woman collides with boy on bicycle

On Oct 28, Margaret A. Ball, 41, of Paola, drove her 2009 Saturn Vue on Hospital Drive and hit a boy on his bicycle while making a turn. The incident occurred at the intersection of Baptiste and Hospital Drives.  Ball was making a turn from Hospital onto Baptiste.  She stated that she came to a full stop, looked for oncoming traffic, …

Ft. Lauderdale man struck by car, in critical condition

Ft. Lauderdale man struck by car, in critical condition On Friday, Oct 14 at approximately 6:30pm, James Teets, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, was struck by a car while bicycling along County 571 in Toms River, NJ, according to police. Robin Cuccaro, 51, of Manchester, was driving the 1993 Ford that struck Teets. Police Chief Michael Mastronardy stated that Teets was …

Florida man killed in bicycle accident

Florida man killed in bicycle accident A Jacksonville, Florida man has been killed after a bicycle accident occurred in Massachusetts. According to officials, the accident occurred on Interstate 59 when a car struck the man while he was riding his bicycle on the side of the road. The driver of the car stated that the bicyclist was wearing dark clothing …

Bicyclist struck by car in Florida accident

A 37-year-old man was injured after he was involved in a bicycle accident when he was struck by a car while riding on Gulf Coast Highway. The accident occurred at 7:33 a.m. in Escambia County when the bicyclist was traveling westbound just outside of the roadway. When he approached the intersection at Glades Lane, he was struck by a 21-year-old …

Police still search for suspect in fatal hit-and-run

Police still search for suspect in fatal hit-and-run Florida State Troopers continue to investigate a fatal bicycle accident that occurred last Tuesday. They have now stated that they think that they found the vehicle that struck the 31-year-old bicyclist dead. The police processed a red Dodge Challenger for evidence and are still trying to determine the driver and who the …