Houston, TX – Man Killed In Fatal Bicycle Accident On MLK Blvd
Houston, TX (December 28, 2019) On Friday night, a fatal bicycle accident occurred on Martin Luther King Boulevard and Doulton Drive. According to reports, on December 27th, an SUV struck a bicyclist at the intersection.
Emergency responders received the call and rushed to the crash site. When they arrived, they found the bicyclist in the roadway suffering from serious injuries. They immediately transported the injured victim to a nearby hospital for treatment. Unfortunately, he died at the hospital despite immediate medical attention.
The police detained the driver of the SUV at the scene as they investigated the crash.
We send our condolences to the deceased bicyclist’s family. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Bicycle Accidents in Texas
In 2017, almost 800 bicyclists lost their lives in the United States. Most bicycle accidents occur at intersections due to a driver’s inattention. When drivers are distracted and not checking their surroundings, it’s easy to accidentally strike a rider when switching lanes or making turns. Because bicycles are not stable and riders aren’t wearing bodily protection, it’s easy for them to sustain life-threatening injuries. Drivers are expected to always look out for bicyclists on the road, especially at intersections because if they don’t, they may accidentally take someone’s life.
Immediate family members may be entitled to compensation after losing their loved ones in bicycle accidents caused by other drivers. At The Benton Law Firm, we help families file wrongful death lawsuits in order to attain the compensation they may be entitled to for medical bills, funeral expenses, and more. 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 for 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.