Bicyclist struck, killed by waste removal truck in Miami Beach

Man killed near entrance to South Pointe Park

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – A bicyclist was struck and killed by a garbage removal truck Friday in Miami Beach.

The accident occurred near the entrance to South Pointe Park.

Local 10 News reporter Glenna Milberg said the man was riding his bike when he was apparently struck by a Pronto Waste Service truck.

That man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sky 10 was above the scene as a yellow tarp covered the body, which was near the DecoBike racks. It appears the victim was riding on his own beach cruiser at the time.

The driver of the truck remained at the scene. Milberg said witnesses saw him get out of the truck screaming.

"So sad, nothing we can do to help," said Michael Ruffin, who witnessed the fatal crash while working at a condo building across the roadway entrance to South Pointe Park. "You could see he passed away under the trunk."

Witnesses told Local 10 News that the victim appeared to be in his 40s and was wearing a wedding band.

Police have not released the victim's identity and are continuing to investigate the death.

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About the Author:

Glenna Milberg joined Local 10 News in September 1999 to report on South Florida's top stories and community issues. She also serves as co-host on Local 10's public affairs broadcast, "This Week in South Florida."