Bicyclist Fatally Struck by Vehicle on SH 71 near U.S. 183 in Austin
Austin, TX. (August 3, 2020)- A bicyclist was fatally struck by a vehicle on August 3, 2020 in Austin, Texas. The accident occurred around 5:50 a.m. in the westbound lanes of the 1500 block of SH 71, just east of U.S. 183. Police reported that a bicyclist and a vehicle collided for unknown reasons. The bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. No further details have been provided at this time. The crash remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Bicycle Accidents in Texas
Studies show that 13 percent of bicyclists involved in bicycle accidents are between the ages of 16 and 25. Most of the time bicycle accidents occur from negligent driving, which includes texting, speeding, driving under the influence, falling asleep at the wheel, and disobeying traffic laws. Because bicycles are flimsy and unstable compared to passenger vehicles, it’s easy for riders to sustain serious injuries that could affect them for the rest of their lives.
If injured riders were not at fault for the accident, they may qualify to file personal injury lawsuits against drivers and other liable parties.
At The Benton Law Firm, we help injured bicyclists file personal injury lawsuits to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and more. We have helped numerous riders successfully prove negligence and win their claims. If you or a loved one was injured in a bicycle accident, contact us today for a free consultation at (214) 777-7777.
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