Is this a wrongful death case? A tractor trailer truck crashed into a man riding a bicycle that resulted in his death. The accident happened on September 13, 2013 at approximately 6:00 a.m. Houston police officers responded to the bicycle accident. The bicycle accident happened at the intersection of Fountainview and Westheimer.
The commercial truck driver was driving westbound on Westheimer and according to HPD, he turned into the northbound lanes of Fountainview. The police state that before the bicycle accident, the bicyclist was riding a small bike on the sidewalk, which in my opinion is safer than riding on Westheimer road. The police state that the bicyclist was traveling westbound on Westheimer and failed to yield to the right of way. The police make this statement. However, police officers were not witnesses to the accident. The man was taken to the hospital where be died. The man that dies was 27 years old. His family may have questions on whether they have a wrongful death case.
After, the accident, the police kept the bike at the scene and marked it by 2 orange cones and continued to investigate. And an investigation should continue to determine whether it was the truck driver’s negligence. At 6:00 a.m. in the morning, it was still dark and perhaps the driver did not keep a proper look out.
There are many commercial vehicle accidents in Texas that occur before the sun is fully out. Too many accidents in Houston and on Westheimer involve pedestrian and bicycle riders. This man was probably on this way to work.
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– Article By Richard Weaver