Tragic Mistake Leads to Bicyclist’s Death
ZEPHYRHILLS (PASCO) – A tragic mistake claimed the life of an elderly Zephyrhills man Tuesday, after he was run over by a semi-tractor-trailer, while riding his bicycle on Copeland Drive.
According the officials, 71-year-old Michael Basso was traveling southbound, when he attempted to make a right turn onto Chancey Road. At the same time, a Semi-Tractor-Trailer, driven by 56-year-old Arthur Spencer of Spring Hill, was traveling in the same direction. Basso made the unfortunate decision to turn into the path of the trailer, as it was passing by. As a result, Basso was run over by the rear wheels of the trailer and sustained fatal injuries. Basso was pronounced deceased at the scene.
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