I must of been about 10 minutes in front of the rider that got hit yesterday. I ride this streatch of road almost every day before work
Man killed on S.R. 84 was second cyclist in month hit along same area
By Nick Sortal
Posted January 16 2004
WESTON -- The circumstances were identical in each accident: An eastbound driver, heading into the morning sun, hits a bicyclist on State Road 84 in Weston.
On Thursday, Leonard Fryburg's Honda Civic struck Jeffrey Yuskaitis, 43, at 7:35 a.m. Fryburg never saw Yuskaitis because of the sun's glare, police said. The cyclist died about noon at Broward General Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale.
On Jan. 6, Marilyn Stern drove her Honda Accord into Jose Nieto Carrillo, 40, at 7:40 a.m. on State Road 84, about 5 miles west of Markham Park -- and about 200 feet from Thursday's accident. It was sunny, and police said she veered into Carrillo as she reached to get her sunglasses. Carrillo remains in a coma at Broward General.
In both accidents, the drivers had been traveling below the posted 55 mph limit and the cyclists were properly hugging the white right-hand stripe, police said. There is no bike lane on that portion of S.R. 84, but there's a wide shoulder that is often used.
The drivers just couldn't see them, police said.