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Car and bicycle accident claims life of Texas man

It can be easy to overlook a bicyclist even during broad daylight. However, late in the evening, it can be difficult to see cyclists until someone driving a car is almost upon them. When the driver of a car causes a bicycle accident, it can often be devastating for the rider. Recently, a Texas bicycle wreck resulted in the loss of a man's life.

The accident occurred late in the evening on Saturday, August 17 in Abilene. The police investigation determined that a 65-year-old man was cycling north along the road. At some point, he was hit by a northbound pickup truck.

As a result of the accident, the man was ejected from the bicycle onto the street. When emergency technicians arrived, they transported the man to a local hospital, but the man perished from his injuries after arriving at the facility. At this point, the investigation is still pending, but police do not believe that alcohol was a factor in the wreck. The driver of the pickup truck consented to tests for alcohol and was not cited at the scene.

The driver in this bicycle accident may face criminal charges, pending the results of the investigation. However, surviving loved ones facing similar situations can rightfully pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver in civil court. This may allow them to seek reimbursement for medical bills, loss of income and expenses that incur as a result of the wreck. An attorney who is experienced in Texas traffic laws could assist loved ones in the pursuit of restitution during such a difficult time.  

Source: ktxs.com, "1 dead after crash between bicycle, car in north Abilene", Andrew McMillan, Aug. 23, 2016

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