Detectives Investigating Serious Traffic Crash
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WHEN: 2/12/2013 @ 4:46 a.m.
WHERE: Nebraska Avenue North and Emily Street East
VICTIM: Edward Nelson Lewis, 2/03/1958, W/M, 10013 North 14th Street, Tampa
DETAILS: At approximately 4:46 a.m., the Honda CRV was travelling south on Nebraska Avenue and as the driver arrived at the intersection; he hit the bicyclist.
The three officers who arrived on scene began CPR. The bicyclist regained a pulse for a short time, but just prior to transport he lost his pulse. He was transported to Tampa General Hospital and is in critical condition. Detectives are investigating, but the preliminary investigation indicates the driver was not at fault. The bicyclist did not have a light on his bicycle and he was wearing dark clothing.
Just as a reminder, the Tampa Police Department received a grant from Target to purchase bicycle lights and vests. We have limited quantities free of charge at the district offices.