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Texas man victim of fatal bicycle accident

There are never any assurances in life that even the most mundane activities will not end in tragedy. Even a simple decision to go for a ride can end in a horrific accident. For example, one Texas man recently died after becoming a victim of a bicycle accident.

According to the accident report, an officer on patrol heard a disturbance that sounded like a collision. He then observed a damaged pick up truck leaving the vicinity of the noise. As he pursued the truck, he reportedly noticed fluid leaking from the vehicle. When he conducted a traffic stop, the driver of the truck was subsequently arrested based on purported evidence of intoxication and the report that an injured man was discovered lying in the roadway at the location that the truck had been observed leaving after the suspected collision.

Other Texas officers who responded to the scene of the accident stated that a man suffered critical injuries after he was struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. The motorist was initially charged with failing to provide aid, intoxicated vehicular assault and driving under the influence.

Since the victim has died, the driver could face additional charges. He purportedly had a previous conviction for reckless driving that resulted from a plea bargain that reduced a drunk driving charge. Officials have not completed their investigation into this fatal bicycle accident; however, for the surviving family, the result will be the same -- their loved one is gone. While they may struggle emotionally with his loss for years to come, the monetary damages they may have sustained likely have added to their suffering and stress. A successful wrongful death suit against the responsible party may enable them to reduce the financial harm caused by this terrible accident.

Source: kcbd.com, "Police identify victim in fatal bicycle hit-and-run", Aug. 8, 2017

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