Austin, TX – Bicyclist Injured in Bicycle Accident on Stassney Ln
Austin, TX (June 16, 2019) On the evening of June 15th, a bicycle accident happened at the intersection of West Stassney Lane and Manchaca Road. A vehicle struck a bicyclist for unknown reasons at approximately 11:03 p.m.
When the paramedics arrived to help, they found the injured rider lying in the roadway with critical life-threatening injuries. They rushed the injured victim to South Austin Medical Center for further assistance.
The police are still investigating the accident to determine why the vehicle crashed into the bicyclist.
Our thoughts are with the injured rider and his family.
Bicycle Accidents in Texas
Studies reveal that between the years of 2007 and 2012, approximately 12,789 bicycle accidents occurred in Texas. Most bicycle accidents that occur late at night happen because drivers are either under the influence, fatigued, or distracted by something else. If the roads are poorly lit, this also plays a role in causing an accident, especially if the driver is already drunk, tired, or distracted. Because bicycles are flimsy compared to the sturdiness of vehicles, it’s easy for bicyclists to eject, land on the road, and sustain major injuries.
At Benton Law Firm, we help bicyclists who have been seriously injured file personal injury lawsuits against negligent drivers who are not being accountable for their actions. We gather enough evidence to prove negligence claims and help our clients win money to pay for current and future medical expenses. If you or someone you love was hurt in a bicycle accident, call our office today at 214-219-4878 for a free consultation.
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