Venice Cyclist Seriously Injured After Being Hit By Sanitation Truck
Venice, Sarasota County - Florida Highway Patrol reported a cyclist was seriously injured after being struck by a truck Friday morning.
The accident happened as 56 year old Timothy Paszko of Venice was riding a 3 wheeled bicycle eastbound on Center Road in the left turn lane at the intersection with US 41-Bypass.
As Paszko cycled toward the intersection with US 41-Bypass, 28 Year Old Tracy Nabergall from Venice approached from behind driving a 2016 Mack Sanitation Truck.
Nabergall failed to see the cyclist in the turn lane and at 7:33 AM, the front left of the truck crashed into left rear of Paszko's trycicle.
Paszko was thrown from the three-wheeled bicycle and sustained serious injuries. He was later taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital for treatment.
Nabergall, the diver of the truck was then charged with careless driving.