BICYCLIST FATALLY STRUCK IN OAKLAND PARK

Broward Sheriff's Office: Public Information Office

PIO Number: 18-12-14

BSO Case Number: 12-1812-002046

Date: Dec. 26, 2018

Time: 10:33 p.m.

Jurisdiction: Oakland Park

Place of Occurrence: 2500 block of West Oakland Park Boulevard, Oakland Park

Bicyclist: Rodolfo McGovern, 55, male, 12/15/63, 1231 N.E. 15th Ave., Fort Lauderdale (DECEASED)

Driver No.1: Robbie St. Rose Jr., 22, male, Lauderdale Lakes

Driver No. 2: Sabrina Blackman, 25, female, Beulaville, N.C.

Description of Incident:

On Wednesday, a bicyclist was fatally struck by two drivers as he crossed an Oakland Park street. Broward Sheriff's Office Traffic Homicide Investigation Unit is investigating the deadly collision.

Around 10:30 p.m. Dec. 26, the motorists were headed west on West Oakland Park Boulevard when Rodolfo McGovern entered the roadway from the north side near the 2500 block. He cycled directly into the path of a 2004 Lexus sedan and was struck before being propelled southwest into the westbound lane where he was struck a second time by a Toyota Corolla. 

Both drivers immediately stopped and remained on scene. BSO deputies and Oakland Park Fire Rescue responded to the scene where McGovern was pronounced dead. The drivers didn’t report any injuries.

According to THI detectives, McGovern entered the street mid-block and outside of a designated crosswalk. Their investigation continues.

Anyone with further information is asked to contact BSO’s THI Det. Anthony Morales at 954-321-4840.

INVESTIGATORS:
Dets. A. Morales, S. Slagle-Grant & Sgt. R. Hager, THI
Oakland Park, OPFR

THIS REPORT BY:
Joy Oglesby/PIO
Dec. 28, 2018  1950