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Elderly St. Petersburg bicyclist hit by police cruiser dies after weeks in hospital

ST. PETERSBURG — An 85-year-old bicyclist who collided with an unmarked St. Petersburg police cruiser in March has died, police said.

Benjamin Kincaid spent a month at Bayfront Medical Center before he was transported to a nursing facility. His condition worsened and he returned to Bayfront, where he died April 26, police spokesman Mike Puetz said.

The crash happened in daylight on the morning of March 22 on 37th Street at Second Avenue N, according to a police report. Officer Lenard Cox was on-duty and northbound on 37th Street. Kincaid was also northbound in the bike lane.

As the officer approached Second Avenue N, police said, Kincaid left the bike lane and made an "abrupt" left turn with his bicycle in front of the 2008 Ford Crown Victoria, the report said.

The officer swerved to try to avoid Kincaid, police said, but the cruiser hit the bicycle, knocking Kincaid to the pavement. He was not wearing a helmet.

He was taken to Bayfront Medical Center by helicopter and was in critical condition.

Cox, who was uninjured, was not at fault and no charges were filed, police said.

Elderly St. Petersburg bicyclist hit by police cruiser dies after weeks in hospital 05/04/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 4, 2011 4:13pm]
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