Broward County

Bicyclist fatally struck by car in Oakland Park

A bicyclist was killed Tuesday when he crossed the street in front of a car and was hit, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

The accident happened at about 4 p.m. in the 800 block of East Oakland Park Boulevard.

Deputies, say Shad Erskine, 53, was heading north on Northeast Eighth Terrace. When he crossed the east lanes of East Oakland Bark Boulevard, he was hit by a Hyundai, driven by Anthony Rivera, BSO said. 

Rivera remained on scene and told deputies that he tried to avoid the crash, according to BSO.

Erskine was taken to Broward Health Medical Center, where he died.

Detectives do not believe speed or impairment were factors in the crash, according to BSO.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call BSO Traffic Homicide Investigator Det. Ryan Clifton at 954-321-4843.

Carli Teproff: 305-376-3587, @CTeproff