Bicyclist killed after getting hit by motorcycle, two cars in Pasco County

The bicyclist was hit by a motorcycle and thrown into the roadway, where he was hit by two cars and killed.
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Published Sep. 3, 2020|Updated Sep. 3, 2020

A bicyclist was killed early Thursday morning after a crash with a motorcycle in Pasco County, Florida Highway Patrol troopers report.

The 27-year-old man was riding a bicycle east on Mitchell Boulevard about 2:40 a.m. when a motorcyclist also traveling east on Mitchell hit him near the intersection with Welbilt Boulevard. Both the bicyclist, who is from Salem, Ore., and the motorcyclist, a 34-year-old man from Trinity, were thrown off their bikes, troopers said.

The motorcyclist landed in the shoulder and suffered serious injuries. The bicyclist was thrown onto the roadway, where he was hit by two cars. He was pronounced dead at the scene, troopers reported.

The drivers of the cars that hit the bicyclist -- a 67-year-old man from Trinity and a 20-year-old woman from New Port Richey -- were not injured.

Troopers did not release the names of the people involved because of their interpretation of Marsy’s Law, a constitutional amendment designed to protect crime victims that also deprives the public of information that had long been released under the state’s public records law.

Troopers said neither the bicyclist and motorcylist were wearing a helmet. An investigation was ongoing.