Monday, March 4, 2013

Bicyclist Killed By FPL Bucket Truck

MELBOURNE, Florida -- Traffic investigators from the Melbourne Police Department are currently investigating a vehicle crash where one person died. 

At 3:48PM today, Melbourne police officers responded to Eau Gallie Boulevardand John Rodes Boulevard for a motor vehicle crash involving a Florida Power & Light Company bucket truck and a man on a bicycle. 

At this point of the investigation, police say it appears the bicyclist was traveling westbound on the south sidewalk of Eau Gallie Boulevard as the truck was attempting to make a right turn from John Rodes Boulevard.

According to investigators, as the truck made the right turn to go east, the bicyclist traveled into the crosswalk in front of the truck. The driver of the truck was unable to see the cyclist as he crossed in front of him. The cyclist went under the vehicle and was killed instantly. 

At this time, the name of the deceased is not being released pending next of kin notification. This incident is still under investigation. 

The Melbourne Police Department is currently investigating this incident and more information may be available at a later time. For additional information, please call the PIO phone number listed above.

If you have any information please call Crimeline: 1-800-423-TIPS (8477) or The Melbourne Police Department’s Crime Tip Line: 321-409-2259