Austin, TX – 1 Killed In Fatal Bicycle Accident On I-35 And Ben White Blvd
Austin, TX (August 24, 2019) On the 23rd of August, a fatal bicycle accident happened at the 4200 block of the Interstate 35 service road when a vehicle struck a bicyclist near Ben White Boulevard.
When emergency responders arrived to help, they found the bicyclist lying in the roadway suffering from critical, life-threatening injuries. The paramedics rushed the victim to the closest hospital for treatment. Sadly, the victim died at the hospital.
Crews shut down the road on the southbound side of U.S. Highway 290 and State Highway 71, along with some parts of Ben White Boulevard, as they investigated and cleared the scene.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Bicycle Accidents in Texas
In 2012, over 700 bicyclists were fatally injured after being hit by vehicles. Most bicycle accidents happen because of negligent driving, which consists of distractions, fatigue, alcohol, drugs, as well as other distractions. Because bicycles are very thin and nowhere near as sturdy as vehicles, it’s easy for riders to eject off of their bikes or end up under vehicles after being hit. Bicycles are small enough to fit in between vehicles and in their blind spots. Therefore, drivers must be more aware of their surroundings in the event that bicyclists are nearby.
At The Benton Law Firm, we have assisted numerous families with their wrongful death lawsuits after they lost loved ones in bicycle accidents. We help our clients pursue all potentially negligent parties if their loved one was not at fault for the collision. If you lost a loved one in a bicycle accident, contact our office today for a free consultation at 214-219-4878.
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Disclaimer: The intent of this post is to provide general information to our readers and to help improve the safety and quality of life to those who live in our state. At The Benton Law Firm, we intend to honor those who are victimized in accidents across Texas. We aim to provide up to date information to the public surrounding these incidents in hopes of helping others avoid becoming victims themselves. If anyone is involved in an accident we would like to make sure they know how to respond, should a tragedy occur. Information in this post, should not be considered legal or medical advice. You should seek further assistance from a legal or medical professional if you or a loved one is a victim in an accident. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.