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Miami bicycle accident raises awareness of safety throughout South Florida

As a Miami resident and wife of an avid cyclist, the news of the recent tragedy on Key Biscayne was devastating.

There was an awesome turnout yesterday morning where cyclists met for a group ride in honor of 37 year old Aaron Cohen, the fatal victim of a hit and run accident last week. The riders went along the William Powell Bridge where Aaron and Enda Walsh were hit by a female automobile driver who fled the scene and later turned herself in.

As an accident lawyer in Miami it is truly amazing to see the support and respect that these riders have displayed not only for the injured, but for the sport on a whole. The facebook pages of local bicycle team have been filled with deep rooted thoughts and prayers for all involved. What is more surprising are the posts that show the great respect that these riders have for their beloved sport. Not deterred by fear, there is a momentum to keep riding.

It is this momentum that riders will hope to promote knowledge, awareness and safety of all who share the roadways of South Florida. It seems that this has already begun bicycle safety initiative. As my husband puts on his team JAMA jersey three mornings every week, I for one am excited about the prospect of safer roadways for cyclists!!