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SW Florida meteorologist injured in bike crash

April 8, 2014
Associated Press

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A southwest Florida TV meteorologist has been seriously injured in a bicycle crash.

WBBH NBC2 ( reports that Jim Reif, the station's director of meteorology, was involved in a bicycle accident Sunday afternoon. While Reif was riding, his bicycle hit a sign, throwing him to the ground.

The station said Reif hit his head on the curb and he has suffered traumatic injuries to the head.

Reif has been a fixture on southwest Florida television since 1979. He worked for WINK, then became Chief Meteorologist for ABC7 in 1999, and more recently he moved to NBC2 and became the Director of Meteorology for the company's television stations.


Information from: WBBH-TV,



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