Motorist Collides With Bicyclist Causing Fatal Injury In Melbourne, Victim Identified
By Space Coast Daily // November 2, 2015
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Melbourne Police Department has identified the bicyclist who was struck and killed over the weekend as 54-year-old Tamalyn Richter of Melbourne.
Richter traveled eastbound along Post Road near East Bay Plantation Subdivision when she was struck by a motorist around 12:45 p.m. Saturday, according to Sgt. Marty Miller of the Melbourne Police Department.
The driver of the 1995 GMC pickup, 57-year-old Michael John Allen of Melbourne, was traveling eastbound on Post Road when several vehicles in front of him moved to the left of center to avoid Richter as she traveled along the shoulder of the roadway.
Allen failed to avoid the bicyclist, and struck Richter’s bicycle from the rear, causing fatal injuries.
The crash closed the roadway for several hours and the incident is still under investigation.
Drugs and alcohol were not a factor, according to Sgt. Miller.
All drivers are reminded that Florida Law requires that motorists must allow a minimum of 3 feet of clearance when approaching and overtaking a cyclist heading in the same direction.
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ABOVE MAP: Richter traveled eastbound along Post Road near East Bay Plantation Subdivision when she was struck by a motorist around 12:45 p.m. Saturday, according to Sgt. Marty Miller of the Melbourne Police Department.