Harris County, TX (September 15, 2021) - A bicyclist was killed in a hit and run accident late Tuesday, September 14, in east Harris County, according to information provided by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. The wreck was reported to officials at around 11:45 p.m.
Sources indicate that the accident occurred in the 14100 block of the East Freeway service road near Freeport Street. The victim was traveling in the westbound lanes when a car struck him from behind. The driver failed to stop to render aid, deputies stated.
Responders were dispatched to the scene after the incident occurred. The bicyclist, who has not been identified at this time, was pronounced deceased on-site. Police continue to investigate the circumstances of the incident, and are actively trying to identify the vehicle that struck the victim.
Police stated that there were no witnesses present at the time of the wreck. It is their hope that surveillance cameras in the vicinity of the crash site may have recorded the incident.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Houston Bicycle Accidents
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.
Wrongful Death Lawyers in Houston
Although there are very few things worse than the loss of a loved one, knowing that they died 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 Houston car 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 has succumbed to their injuries after an accident, and you believe negligence played a role, contact our personal injury attorneys in Houston at (888) 481-9359 to see how we can help you get justice.
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