Houston, TX (November 29, 2021) – A man is facing intoxication manslaughter charges after he hit and killed a bicycle rider on Monday, November 29th in Houston.
The accident took place at about 2:30 a.m. in the 2800th block of West Little York Road in the area of Mayor Sylvester Turner Park when a man was riding a bicycle with lights in the far right lane near a curb was struck by a Toyota pick-up truck driving at a high rate of speed. The driver then left the roadway and crashed into a pole at a nearby apartment complex.
The male cyclist died at the scene.
The driver of the truck, believed to be in his 20s, and a female passenger were both taken to a local hospital in stable condition. Both showed signs of intoxication.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Bicycle Accidents in Texas
Bicyclists are twice as likely to endure fatal injuries during a car accident than any person inside a car or truck. The victims who survive are forced to endure a very difficult and pricey recovery.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recorded that, in one recent year, approximately 129,000 people across the country necessitated emergency hospital care for treatment of bicycle accident-related injuries. Additionally, 5,376 of that 129,000 eventually died from their injuries.
Houston Wrongful Death Lawyers
The Houston personal injury attorneys at Williams Hart have been helping bike 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 have lost a loved one in a Texas bicycle 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.
If you would like a free evaluation of your Texas bicycle accident claim, reach out to our law offices at (512) 968-0051 and schedule your case review today.
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