Bystanders helped injured cyclist on Glades Road

Allison Nielsen

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There was bumper-to-bumper traffic all the way down Broward Avenue. Photo by Allison Nielsen.

Jasmine Floyd didn’t witness the accident that shut down westbound lanes of Glades Road for over an hour on Wednesday, but the 21 year-old history major found herself saving the life of a bicyclist who had been struck by a car.

Read about the accident here

She was leaving FAU from Broward Avenue to merge onto Glades Road around noon when she saw a row of cars begin to slow down. She drove past a stopped silver 4-door Volkswagen and saw the passenger-side windshield was smashed.

Then she saw a man on the ground, laying in a pool of blood.

Floyd pulled over, got out of her car and called 911.

The man had been riding his bicycle west on Glades Road when he was struck by the Volkswagen.

Three other people joined Floyd to tend to the man, who told them his name was “Chris.” He didn’t give a last name. He said he had been on his way to a meeting when he was hit by a car.

“He was bleeding from his legs and his right arm, but his injuries were the worst on his neck. There were three big holes. It was like something you’d see in a movie,” said Floyd.

She and the others tried to keep Chris alert while they were waiting for the ambulance to arrive. Chris was later put on a stretcher and transported to Delray Medical Center.

Chris’ mother spoke to Floyd on Friday about her son (she didn’t give a last name), and said he was “doing great.” She said he would soon be released from Delray Medical Center’s Trauma Unit.

Full reports of the accident from the Boca Raton Police Department are currently unavailable. Check back for more updates.