Lubbock– Bicyclist Struck and Injured by A Car on Erskine Street
Posted on Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 at 4:42 pm
At least one person was injured after a car accident involving a bicycle on Erskine Street, last Saturday night.
According to police, the accident took place just before 10:00 p.m. at the intersection of Erskine Street and North Loop 289. An SUV was traveling along the eastbound lanes of Erskine Street when it struck a bicyclist heading south on a crosswalk. Preliminary investigation shows that the vehicle tried to avoid the bicyclist by swerving but did not succeed.
The force of impact left the bicyclist with serious injuries. He was rushed to University Medical Center for treatment. Authorities identified him as a 55-year-old man only.
The driver of the SUV was not identified. It is not confirmed if he stayed at the scene.
Investigators are still conducting an investigation to determine liability.
Our deepest sympathies go out to the families of the injured victims. We are hoping and praying for a fast recovery of both parties.
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.