Bicyclist struck by vehicle near Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

Flight attendants provide first aid to victim as they waited for paramedics to arrive


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A bicyclist was struck by a car Wednesday morning in the 3800 block of West Perimeter Road near Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

The crash occurred around 4 a.m.

According to a witness, one Delta Air Lines flight attendant and three Southwest Airlines flight attendants provided first aid to the victim as they waited for paramedics to arrive.

The witness said the driver remained at the scene.

“He was bleeding from his mouth, nose (and) ear,” the witness said. “The skin on his forehead was scraped off from the impact.”

According to the witness, the victim was unresponsive for about five to 10 minutes. He said the man then started screaming and shaking.

“There was blood all over his face and he was shaken up,” the witness said.

He said the victim appeared to be in his 20s.

“Delta applauds our flight attendant’s quick thinking and bravery to assist a bicyclist that was struck by a vehicle near Fort Lauderdale airport,” a Delta spokesperson told Local 10 News. “Delta flight attendants go through training for medical emergencies, and we commend our flight attendant for stepping in for the bicyclist in need while in-transit to the airport. This speaks to the character and heroism of our people.”

A Broward Sheriff’s Office spokesman confirmed that BSO’s Traffic Homicide Unit detectives are investigating the circumstances leading up to the crash.

He said the roadway was shut down in the area, but has since reopened.

No other details were immediately released by authorities.

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