HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – A bicyclist was killed and a driver was injured Friday morning in a crash in Hollywood, authorities confirmed.
The crash was reported in the area of North 40th Avenue and Sheridan Street.
Local 10 News reporter Ian Margol was at the scene shortly after the accident and saw that the blue Isuzu Rodeo had slammed into a wall after somehow running off the roadway.
He said the airbags were deployed and the front-end of the vehicle sustained significant damage.
According to Hollywood Fire Rescue officials, the bicyclist, identified only as a man in his 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officials said the female driver remained at the scene and was taken to a local hospital. The extent of her injuries is unclear.
Bicyclists in the area told Margol accidents like this are nothing new.
“You see this everyday," Nicholas Martoreloi said. "Last week it was at Park and Sheridan, and it happens. It’s sad, and I really believe the cellphone has a lot to do with this stuff. I see it every day.”
“They’re hustling. They just want to go to work and it’s heavy to see something like this because, again, I think it could have been me,” he added.
According to Hollywood police spokesman Christian Lata, another fatal crash involving a vehicle and pedestrian occurred around 1 a.m. Friday in the area of 56th Avenue and Pembroke Road.