Kilgore, TX (July 13, 2021) – A bicycle rider died after being hit by a tractor-trailer on Highway 42 near the private entrance to Brookshire’s Food and Pharmacy in Kilgore on Monday, July 12th.
According to officers from the Kilgore Police Department, the tractor-trailer was driving southbound when the bicyclist had entered the roadway.
Civilians and an off-duty paramedic rendered first aid until emergency responders arrived.
The male cyclist was taken to a local hospital and passed away a short while later.
The identification of the man will not be released until the next of kin has been notified.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Bicycle Accidents in Kilgore
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.
The Houston personal injury attorneys at Williams Hart & Boundas 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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