Largo Patch highlights interaction with our readers. Today, it's a comment on a story about a bicyclist who was struck by a car at a Largo intersection and later died.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Thanks to Patch reader Gwen Thomas, who weighed in on this story about a fatal accident on Bryan Dairy Road in Largo with this comment: "Cars really need to give bicyclists a break. The only place I feel comfortable riding my bike is on the Pinellas Trail. As careful as I am, I've had numerous times when a car almost hit me." Agree? Disagree? Let us know! Largo Patch is an interactive community site, and we want you to get involved! Post a comment at the bottom of any story. Upload your photos to our Pics & Clips gallery. Post an Announcement to share your news, or add an Event to our calendar. Post a blog in our Local Voices section to let everyone know about your group, your expertise or your opinion.
The St. Petersburg man was struck by a car driven by a Largo woman Oct. 22 and died from his injuries Nov. 1, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
A bicyclist from St. Petersburg who was struck by a car at a Largo intersection last month has died, authorities said. Thomas Gregory Hirsch, 58, was crossing Bryan Dairy Road at Starkey Road on Oct. 22 when he was struck by a Pontiac Vibe that was headed westbound on Bryan Dairy, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Although he was in the crosswalk, Hirsch "entered into the path" of the car and violated the driver's right of way, FHP investigators said. Hirsch was ejected from his bike and sustained serious injuries. He was taken to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, where he died more than a week later, on Nov. 1. Charges are pending against the driver, Gina Marie Andrews, 40, of Largo, according to the FHP. The incident is …