Bicyclist Killed in Sanibel Causeway Accident

A Fort Meyers, Florida, woman was killed on the Sanibel Causeway Saturday morning when a pickup truck struck her bicycle and knocked her over the guardrail and into the water.

Passing boaters rescued the woman from San Carlos Bay and attempted CPR, but she died as a result of her injuries.

The 46-year-old was with her husband, who was also on a bicycle, when a truck headed toward mainland Lee County veered over and struck the woman.

Investigators told WINK News Now that the driver may have fallen asleep at the wheel.

The woman and her husband were riding their bikes across the causeway to Sanibel Island—a trek that the experienced cyclists reportedly made each weekend. The husband was not injured.

The Sanibel Causeway connects South Fort Meyers with Sanibel Island. The 2.8 mile bike path over the Sanibel Causeway was improved and officially reopened in August 2010.

Traffic over the Causeway was closed for several hours after the accident on Saturday.

Do you think that there are enough laws to protect bicyclists? Do you think that the Sanibel Causeway is safe for bicyclists?

If you or someone you know has been injured in a Florida bicycle accident, the bicycle accident lawyers at Steinger, Greene & Feiner Injury Lawyers may be able to help.

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MICHAEL S. STEINGER, founding partner of Steinger, Greene & Feiner, believes in representing real people, not big businesses. Since the firm’s creation in 1997, Steinger, Greene & Feiner has never represented an insurance company or large corporation, and he vows to keep this promise. Over the course of his career, Michael has handled thousands of Florida accident cases, recovering millions of dollars for his clients and earning him membership into the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Staying up-to-date on the ever-evolving laws protecting injury victims and their families, Michael is an active member of the American Bar Association, the Palm Beach, and St. Lucie Bar Associations, and sits on the Auto Insurance Committee of the Florida Justice Association.