Friday, May 10, 2013

Bicyclist Hit and Killed In Melbourne

MELBOURNE, Florida -- The Florida Highway Patrol is reporting that a 41-year-old Melbourne man died after being hit by a car while riding a bicycle. 

According to the FHP report, the bicyclist was traveling in a southwesterly direction while crossing Aurora Road in Melbourne without any lights around 9:20 p.m. last night.

Meanwhile, 66-year-old Claude June of Satellite Beach was driving a 2008 Ford van eastbound on Aurora Road.

FHP determined that the bicyclist rode into the direct path of, and was hit by, the van.  The bicyclist  was transported to Holmes Regional Medical Center where he died. 

According to the FHP crash report, alcohol was not a factor in the accident. 
The crash remains under investigation.