A 56-year-old Cape Coral bicyclist was found lying on the roadway by a passerby and died later at the hospital.

The man sustained head injuries in the Saturday morning crash at SE 47 Terrace and Palm Tree Boulevard. The bicyclist was found unconscious and was not wearing a helmet.

The crash is still under investigation. Read more.

This is another tragic story. Very few details are known about this crash. What happened and how long was the man lying there? Regardless of the circumstances of this crash, there are measures bicyclists can take to keep them safer. Here are some safety tips.

Although it may be difficult to find reasons to be thankful in tragic situations, since it is Thanksgiving this week, we thought we would mention things we are thankful for.  We are thankful for all the serious crashes where there were happy endings. There are so many crashes where people are lucky to walk away with no injuries or just minor injuries. We are thankful that those crashes aren’t worse.

We are also thankful for the good that has come out of some very tragic situations. People have recovered from very serious injuries. And, there have been several lives saved as those who lost their lives donated organs to give others life.

This Thanksgiving, many people will be traveling to visit friends and family or they will be enjoying the great outdoors. Follow safety tips as you walk, bike or drive. Work hard to keep you and others safe. At Bernardo Injury Law, we hope you have a happy and safe Thanksgiving. We have seen how tragedies can impact families. If we can help you, contact us at (239) 332-3000 or toll free at 888-428-8943, email us at gethelp@injuryinfo.org.