Coral Springs Cyclist Killed in Parkland Accident

Edward Rosen - from Facebook

Edward Rosen – from Facebook

By: Sharon Aron Baron

A cyclist was killed Thursday night in Parkland when his bike veered out of the designated bike lane and into traffic. Traffic Homicide Investigations detectives are investigating the fatal crash.

Just after 6:30 p.m. on March 3, Coral Springs resident Edward David Rosen, 57 was riding his bicycle eastbound on West Hillsboro Blvd. near 10900 W. Hillsboro Blvd. in Parkland. Rosen’s bicycle was in the designated bike lane on the south side of the roadway.

Kaleigh Jo Caccamo, 20, of Parkland was traveling in the same direction on West Hillsboro Blvd. in a black Ford Focus. According to the report, as Caccamo’s vehicle approached the cyclist, Rosen swerved to the left and into the path of her car. Caccamo’s car struck the rear of the bike, and Rosen was knocked off and onto the ground.

Although the bicyclist was wearing a helmet, he sustained severe injuries. Coral Springs Fire Rescue pronounced Rosen dead at the scene of the accident at 6:53 p.m.

Based on the preliminary investigation, THI detectives believe neither speed nor impairment were a factor in this accident. The investigation is ongoing.

 

About Sharon Aron Baron

Sharon Aron Baron Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Coral Springs Talk. CST was created in 2012 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Coral Springs, Parkland and the rest of South Florida.

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  • Philip

    I hope the driver’s cell phone was checked for calls, texts and I hope she was also tested to see if she was impaired due to fatigue, drugs, etc..

  • J Money

    Cyclists need to get the heck out of the street!! That’s why there’s a sidewalk. Cyclists are endangering everybody else on the road and themselves because they don’t want to go on the sidewalk. Everytime I’m driving I always have to move out of their way and almost hit the car next to me, because they’re always in the street even when not in a bike lane

    • Fred

      You’re endangering everyone on the road because you can’t figure out how to give a cyclist 3′ in a lane that’s plenty wide enough to do so without veering into oncoming auto traffic. Stop driving before you hurt yourself and/or others.

      Or, you know, slow down until there’s enough room for you to pass safely. Cyclists have just as much right to the road as you do in a car. Every time you see a cyclist riding on the very edge of the road remind yourself that they would be perfectly within their legal rights to TAKE THE WHOLE LANE. Maybe you could try being as considerate as they are.

      Here, educate yourself on the laws in your state: http://floridabicycle.org/bicycle-traffic-law/

  • RANDY

    She was on the phone texting, This cover up will be exposed & she will suffer the consequences if justice prevails. No such thing as a 20 yr old girl from this neck of the woods that does not own a cell phone. It is pretty difficult to hit a bicyclist that so called ,swerved out of his lane a few inches or feet which all serious bicyclists know, not to do. Common sense tells you, she was NOT LOOKING OR PAYING ATTENTION for that split second. Thats all it takes !!!!!!! Another HUGE LIE & COVER UP.. FATHER, MOTHER OR RELATIVE MUST BE INVOLVED WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT !!!!

  • Bruce Edwards

    just heard this…Ed was a great guy my company did a lot of repairs with his shop and he was the best

  • Bryan

    Ed was a great guy and this should not have occurred. Ed was responsible and would never suddenly swerve into an oncoming vehicle. The 20 year old driver clearly wasn’t paying attention.

  • Sir Randall

    What responsible reporting by Ms. Baron and top notch investigative work. 1. The “bike lane” in question is NOT a legal bike lane per Florida Statutes. It is a paved shoulder. Do a little research.
    2. Each driver is required to give 3 feet MINIMUM passing distance to cyclists. There is little traffic on that road so not moving over is just lazy motorist behavior.
    3. No cyclist ever suddenly veers over especially with a vehicle behind them. Visibility was good at the time of the crash so the implications that he veered to avoid an object in the paved shoulder are flimsy at best.
    4. Cyclists are on this road constantly. The driver should have been aware and prepared to pass safely.
    5. Florida Statutes Section 316.130(15)
    “Notwithstanding other provisions of this chapter, every driver of a vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid colliding with any pedestrian or any person propelling a human-powered vehicle …”
    It’s amazing how LEO’s always miss this statute when investigating a car-bicycle collisions. It is the motorist’s responsibility to pass safely.