Yet another bicyclist has been struck on Miami's Rickenbacker Causeway, one of the most popular and most dangerous stretches of road for local enthusiasts.
The Tuesday crash is still being investigated, but officials said preliminary information indicates the man may have crossed in front of the driver of a black BMW, who stopped to help after the accident. Miami Police say the man, who is in his sixties and was hit near the Rusty Pelican restaurant, is expected to recover.
"He suffered broken legs and superficial head injuries," spokeswoman Lt. Kenia Reyes told HuffPost, "But it appears he's going to be okay."
Safety on the Rickenbacker Causeway -- or lack thereof -- has become a heated issue in recent years after two fatal hit-and-runs a year apart.
36-year-old father Aaron Cohen died in February after he and a fellow cyclist were struck by 25-year-old Michele Traverso, who was reportedly at a bar in Coconut Grove before plowing into the pair around 6 a.m. But because Traverso waited nearly 12 hours to turn himself in -- after police discovered his damaged vehicle parked at this condo building -- it was reportedly too late to obtain blood alcohol evidence and Traverso escaped a possible manslaughter charge.
And just over two years ago, Christophe LeCanne was killed when struck by aspiring Argentine musician Carlos Bertonatti, who led police on a brief chase with LeCanne's bicycle under his bumper.
Countless others have been injured, and frustration mounted after Cohen's death that few, if any, of the safety measures cyclists asked of Miami-Dade County after LeCanne's death had been implemented. The road has since been paved with rumble strip-like "vibratory ridges" that alert drivers when they are veering into the unprotected bicycle lane.