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Crosby — Bicyclist Dead After Wreck on East Melville Drive

Posted on Sunday, January 27th, 2019 at 11:52 pm    

On Thursday night, January 24, 2019, a man was killed after his bicycle was struck by a car on East Melville Drive in Crosby.

According to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, the driver of the car stayed at the scene to help. The bicyclist was taken to the hospital, but unfortunately, he did not make it.

There have been no additional details provided by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Department of Public Safety.

It is unfortunate to hear of the death of the unidentified bicyclist, and it is even more unfortunate to realize that he is not the first victim whose life is taken away by a car accident. Vehicular accidents like this happen quite often nowadays. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents happen almost every minute of every day, and for every 16 minutes, a car accident occurs that results in death. This can be translated to roughly about 6 million car accidents every year and 90 people dying in car accidents every day in the U.S. alone.

A particular kind of vehicular accident, bicycle accident, happens more likely than anyone is inclined to think. In fact, according to NHTSA, roughly about 677 people were killed and about 38,000 were injured in bicycle crashes in 2011. However, this number may be larger because bicycle riders are not required to register their vehicles or obtain a license, thus making it incredibly difficult to determine the exact percentage of bicycle riders that are involved in accidents each year. And on top of that, as many as 90% of all bicycle injuries are never officially reported by police agencies. With this, it is then safe to assume that there must be more people who are injured or who even died in bicycle accidents than the number that we know.

If you are a victim of a bicycle accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please don’t hesitate to ask for help. The police will always be there for you, but more than that, car accident lawyers/personal injury lawyers are more than willing to help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.


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