According to police, a bicyclist was killed after being struck by a dump truck in Kingwood on Wednesday, March 23, 2022.
The fatal accident occurred before 4:00 a.m. on Texas Loop 494 near Hamblen Road.
Officers say a man in his twenties was riding his bike when he was struck by a dump truck.
Officers asked the dump truck driver if he saw the man on his bike.
The police are seeking the man’s identity.
Fatal Bicycle Accident Statistics
Bicycle accidents in Texas are far more common than most people realize. At least 9,769 people were injured in 16,807 bicycle accidents in Texas between 2010 and 2016.
Sixty-six bicyclists were killed in Texas this year when they were hit by vehicles.
It’s even more shocking in Harris County, Texas. A total of 20 county-wide fatalities were caused by cyclists in 2019. As a whole, cyclist deaths in Harris County (which includes Houston) account for 30.3 percent of the state’s total.
Good intentions alone are not enough to keep cyclists out of danger. Injured cyclists must take specific steps to ensure that their legal rights are protected after a collision with a negligent driver. So, if your bike is hit by a car, you should get in touch with an attorney right away.
Harris County Bicycle Accident Lawyer for Victims
Bicyclists in Texas who are involved in a collision with a negligent driver may have few legal options. Texans are required to carry at-fault insurance, which means that whoever hit you is responsible for all of your damages.
Many bicycle accident claims are difficult to litigate because of the complexities of the cases. People who hit you are often going to deny any responsibility. Even if they don’t realize it, you could be held liable for their actions if they do. If their insurance company sides with the plaintiffs’ attorney, things will be even more difficult for them. A cycling-related injury can be extremely serious, and insurance companies are only interested in paying you as little as possible.
Arash Law can help if you’ve been hurt in a bicycle accident. Due to our in-depth familiarity with the Texas legal system, we are knowledgeable about its workings. We know where to look for evidence to support your claim, from traffic camera footage to witness interviews to consulting with accident reconstruction experts.
Our Harris County bicycle accident lawyers at Arash Law Texas are prepared to win your case and recover the compensation you are owed. Please contact us at (888) 398-4017 if you have any questions or concerns about how we may be of service to you.