Houston, TX (January 7, 2021) – Authorities were called to the scene of a crash on Westheimer Road that claimed one man’s life on Tuesday evening. At around 7:50 p.m., on January 5, the Houston Police Department responded to the site of a crash on Westheimer Road.
Reports from authorities show that a man was riding a bicycle on Westheimer Road near Fondren Road when he was struck by a black SUV, which was traveling east on the roadway.
The bicyclist was critically injured in the crash. He was rushed to an area hospital for treatment. Authorities confirmed that he later succumbed to his injuries. At this time, the crash remains under investigation.
We would like to express our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident.
Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents in Texas
Riding a bicycle is often viewed as a safe and effective alternative to both walking and driving automobiles. Not only do bicycles provide effective transportation for riders, but they are also extremely cost-efficient. Regrettably, riders on bicycles are extremely vulnerable to serious and life-threatening injuries in collisions. The majority of victims sustain injuries that force them to undergo emergency surgery and spend months in recovery. Although we would hope that every victim is able to overcome their injuries and move forward, this is not the case. Each year, more than 3,600 people lose their lives in collisions throughout the state of Texas. Riders on bicycles may account for a small portion of victims, but these preventable accidents continue to have an overwhelming impact on families across our state.
Although there are very few things worse than the loss of a loved one, knowing that they lost their life as a result of another person’s negligence makes the situation even more emotional. Although money cannot replace the lives of those taken away so suddenly, having the financial resources necessary to move forward after a loss can help alleviate some of the stress families endure. Working with a responsive and effective wrongful death attorney in Houston can help to ensure you are in the best position possible after experiencing the tragic loss of a loved one.
The Texas pedestrian accident attorneys at Farah Law have over five decades of experience fighting to help bereaved families protect their legal rights after losing loved ones in accidents due to the negligence of other motorists. Our team is available to meet with surviving relatives at their earliest convenience to review the circumstances surrounding their loved one’s accident and to determine the most appropriate actions moving forward. We are committed to helping our clients protect their legal rights and best interests, and to maximize their recoveries through wrongful death claims. If your loved one lost their life in an accident, and you believe negligence played a role, contact our personal injury attorneys in Texas at (888) 481-9359 to see how we can help you get justice.
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