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Boynton Beach man one of four bicyclists killed in county this year | #elderly | #seniors | #execrise

BOYNTON BEACH — Neil Goldman wasn’t your typical 75-year-old.

Not unless the average 75-year-old is a buffed-up personal trainer who can do pushups with a person sitting on his back, leg presses 800 pounds and goes on 500-mile bike rides.

“He worked out every day,” said Debi Goldman, Neil’s 53-year-old daughter. “My parents were big into cruises and he’d spend the entire time in the gym. He was very committed.”

Goldman, a Vietnam War veteran and resident of the Venetian Isles community in suburban Boynton Beach, was on his daily two-hour bike ride shortly after noon on Feb. 26 when he was struck by a vehicle on Lyons Road just north of Atlantic Avenue in unincorporated Delray Beach.

Paula and Neil Goldman

A 79-year-old suburban Boynton Beach woman driving a 2019 Lexus RX350 swerved out of her southbound lane for “unknown reasons” and hit Goldman, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. He died at the scene.

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Investigators say the driver was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs. A PBSO spokeswoman said no charges have been filed, but the case remains under investigation.

“I was always concerned when he went out riding,” said Paula Goldman, Neil’s wife of 55 years. “I had a feeling – a gut feeling – this was going to happen some day.”

Neil Goldman and his wife Paula outside their suburban Boynton Beach home.

There are few things more dangerous to do in South Florida than ride a bike or walk on public roadways. Although bicyclists and pedestrians make up only two percent of commuters in Palm Beach County, they accounted for 30 percent of all transportation-related fatalities between 2018 and 2020, according to the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency.

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