Ponte Vedra Beach teen killed in bicycle accident


A 17-year-old Nease High School student was killed July 6 when the bicycle he was riding crossed into oncoming traffic near the Palm Valley Bridge.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Christian Meier was riding his bicycle eastward on the sidewalk along Palm Valley Road at approximately 5:20 p.m. when he failed to observe oncoming traffic and attempted to cross Palm Valley Road at a crosswalk near the bridge. Meier crossed into the path of a 2012 Toyota Corolla that was also traveling east and was hit. He was taken to Baptist Medical Center Beaches, and later died of his injuries. According to the accident report, Meier was not wearing a helmet.

The driver of the car, David Corring, 29, of Ponte Vedra Beach, was not cited at the time, pending completion of the accident investigation.