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Texas police looking for driver after fatal bicycle accident

In 2015, approximately 50 people were killed in Texas while riding their bicycles. The numbers have not seemed to drop over the past two years as two large cities report an average of six bicycle accident fatalities every year. Police are investigating the most recent death that occurred on a late Saturday morning.

According to the report, a 21-year-old woman was riding her bicycle along a local feeder road of a busy parkway. As she proceeded on the road, an approaching vehicle hit her from behind. The driver of that car then fled the scene. The woman did not survive her injuries.

Officials are still searching for both the driver and the vehicle involved in this hit-and-run collision. The car was described as a dark-colored vehicle, though no further information was available. Texas laws require that bicyclists be given a three-foot buffer when they are traveling along the local roads. There have been protests in recent years over what is seen as lack of enforcement for cyclists' safety.

Texas officials are seeking help in locating the driver of the vehicle. The victim's family and friends are understandably devastated by this sudden and seemingly senseless bicycle accident. Families who find themselves facing these tragic circumstances often are saddled with significant monetary burdens, which only compounds the emotional pain that has been inflicted by their loss. They can seek information concerning the merits of filing a wrongful death civil lawsuit against the party or parties deemed responsible for the death of their loved one.

Source: chron.com, "Cyclist killed in hit-and-run accident", Brooke A. Lewis, Oct. 10, 2017

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