Harris Co, TX (February 07, 2021) – A bicyclist trying to get across Highway 6 was struck by a car and killed on Saturday, February 6th. The driver then fled the scene.
The accident took place at about 10:00 p.m. in the 8100 block of Highway 6 North at the intersection of Forest Trails Drive.
The pedestrian, an adult Hispanic male, was crossing the highway when he was hit by a black car traveling northbound. The bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.
The victim’s identity has not been released.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Bicycle Accidents in Harris County
In one recent year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recorded that about 129,000 victims nationwide required emergency room attention for medical treatment of pedestrian and bicycle accident-related injuries. Furthermore, 5,376 of those 129,000 ultimately passed away from their injuries.
Bicyclists are twice as prone to suffering mortal injuries during a vehicle collision than any vehicle occupant. Those who survive must face a very arduous and costly road to recovery.
If you have lost a loved one in a Texas pedestrian accident, then a Houston wrongful death attorney will know the most effective methods for helping you obtain financial compensation for damages such as burial costs, medical expenses, loss of income, and many other damages brought on by the death of a family member.
The Houston personal injury attorneys at Williams Hart & Boundas have been helping injured accident victims and their families recover just financial compensation after life-altering events for over three decades. We work tirelessly to ensure that your legal rights are protected and exercised so that you are able to successfully recover in more ways than one from your recent accident and the injuries that followed.
If you would like a free evaluation of your Texas pedestrian accident claim, reach out to our law offices at (512) 968-0051 and schedule your case review today.
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