Houston – Bicycle Accident on Telephone Road
Posted on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 at 2:12 am
The Houston Police Department is investigating a bicycle collision on Telephone Road, last Friday evening.
Just before 9:00 p.m., local police officials responded to the 2800 block of Telephone Road after they received a call reporting a collision involving a bicycle. According to initial reports, a bicyclist was seen traveling along the roadway when he was struck by a box truck, leaving him seriously injured. He was taken to Ben Taub Hospital with fractured skull and injured right arm. His identification has not been released.
Meanwhile, the truck kept going without rendering assistance to the victim. Authorities have yet to determine the identification of the truck driver.
Witnesses at the scene say the crash was caught on surveillance video from a nearby business.
An investigation is underway.
Our deepest sympathies go out to the families of the injured victim. We are hoping and praying for their fast recovery.
Car collisions are extremely prevalent in Texas. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, one person is getting injured in approximately two minutes. Unfortunately, despite the government’s aggressive efforts to educate drivers about safety, the cases of speeding, driving under the influence, and negligence are still on the rise. In fact, most of the common causes of accidents in the state are due to the driver’s lack of awareness and precaution.
Knowing the statistics helps us to be more aware of how our choices can affect other people’s lives. For instance, driving while under the influence of alcohol and illegal drugs dramatically increases your risk of being involved in a crash by roughly 16% and 24%, respectively. While these cases are extremely dangerous, these can be prevented by making the right decisions. So before hitting the road, know that car accidents leave scars and trauma that can be devastating for the victims. For this reason, it is important that you take all the necessary precautions to avoid it.