Houston, TX – Bicyclist Killed After Being Struck by Vehicle on Sunbeam St near MLK Blvd

Oct 26, 2021 | Houston, TX Traffic Accidents

Houston, TX (October 26, 2021) – A bicyclist lost their life after being hit by a car in southeast Houston on the night of Monday, October 25. The incident was reported to police in the area at approximately 7:24 p.m. 

Various responders were sent to assist at the scene including police, EMTs, and fire crews. According to reports, the crash happened in the 5500 block of Sunbeam Street near Martin Luther King Boulevard. 

Houston Police reported that a pedestrian who had been struck by a vehicle was found deceased when they arrived on-site. The identity of the deceased victim has not been reported at this time. 

The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with officials. The investigation into the details of the collision remains ongoing at this time. 

Traffic in the area was backed up for an extended time period on the evening of October 25. Crews worked to secure the scene while police investigated the circumstances of the accident. Local drivers commuting through the intersection were asked to find different travel routes for the time that the scene remained active. 

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim. 

Texas Pedestrian Accidents

Houston, TX - Bicyclist Killed After Being Struck by Vehicle on Sunbeam St near MLK Blvd

As reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 129,000 people in the United States required emergency room visits in one recent year for treatment of injuries they sustained during pedestrian-involved accidents. Additionally, another 5,376 pedestrians died as a result of their injuries. Pedestrians are almost twice as likely to die during a car crash than the occupant of a vehicle, and if they do manage to survive being struck by a car, they usually have a very long period of recovery to endure. 

Accidents that cause the fatality or injury of pedestrians are a tragic, daily occurrence all across the country.  Nearly 700 pedestrians were killed in 2016, accounting for more than 20% of all vehicular fatalities in Texas. This total also represents a 22% rise in the pedestrian death rate from the previous year.  

Pedestrian-involved accidents generate more injured victims and more fatalities than any other type of vehicle collision. Due to the fact that pedestrians are extremely vulnerable, they commonly suffer injuries that greatly exceed those of the vehicle occupants.  

Wrongful Death Attorneys in Houston

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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