Gainesville police identify bicyclist fatally struck by trailer
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WGFL) —
Gainesville police have identified a bicyclist who died Tuesday after they say he was struck by a trailer.
David P. Fitzgerald, 57, died Tuesday at UF Shands Health, Gainesville Police say.
Officers say Fitzgerald was riding his bike on NW 13th Street around 1 p..m. when it appears he rode through hydraulic oil that spilled from the back of a truck. Police say Fitzgerald slipped into the path of a heavy duty trailer being hauled by a passing truck. Witnesses told officers the truck tried to swerve to avoid striking Fitzgerald.
Police say the investigation is still active and could take months to complete.