In Florida, serious bicycle accidents can result in personal injuries. In Palatka, Florida, the Florida Highway Patrol reported that 16 year old Alexander Atkins suffered serious personal injuries when he was struck by a sport utility vehicle. The bicycle accident took place at 8:00 p.m. which means that it was dark and visibility was limited for both the driver and the bicycle rider. It was reported that Alexander was not wearing a helmet at the time of the incident. Since serious injuries resulted from this accident, it is expected that the Florida Highway Patrol will issue a detailed report concerning the cause and preventability of this most unfortunate accident. You can read more about this accident at Putnam Teen Bicyclist Struck Sunday Evening on U.S. 17.