Fatal accident takes life of cyclist

Fatal accident takes life of cyclist

On Behalf of | Mar 13, 2019 | Wrongful Death |

There is potential danger no matter the type wheeled transportation a Texas resident chooses to use. When drivers do not follow the rules of the road, the consequences can be severe. A school bus and a bicycle were involved in a recent fatal accident.

A report stated the bus, after stopping at a stop sign, proceeded through an intersection and ran into the cyclist. The young man on the bicycle was in a bike lane and had the right-of-way. The impact drove the bicycle to the ground, with the cyclist sliding underneath the bus. The rear wheels ran over the man before he could move out of the way, killing him immediately.

The bus driver only had one more child to drop off a student after school when the accident happened. Responding police interviewed the driver for nearly three hours and are conducting a thorough examination of the footage obtained from the camera mounted on the bus. At the time of the report, the driver had not been charged, but a grand jury will be making the final determination after the investigation has concluded.

Cases like this one underscore the importance of drivers knowing and obeying traffic laws and keeping focus on the road at all times. Those who have been injured or surviving family members of those who have been killed in a bus or car accident may wonder what their options may be in pursuing financial compensation to help cover medical or interment costs. A Texas attorney can give further details on what will happen once a client decides to file a lawsuit after a serious or fatal accident.