Ksat.com reports that on Monday, February 4, a 58-year-old cyclist named Naji Tanios Kayruz was struck and killed by an SUV while traveling in a bike lane.
Authorities believe the motorist, who was under the influence of alcohol at the time, veered into the bike lane and collided with Kayruz before fleeing the scene. The driver has been taken into custody.
Information About Car Crashes in the State of Texas
In 2017, more than 3,500 people were killed and more 17,500 people sustained serious injuries in vehicle crashes in Texas.
In 2017, twenty-eight percent of crash-related fatalities in Texas involved a driver under the influence of alcohol.
Forty percent of people killed in restraint-equipped vehicles in Texas in 2017 were not restrained at the time of the crash.
There were 57 total pedalcyclist fatalities in 2017 in the state of Texas.
Bicycle Safety Tips
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has several recommendations for staying safe on a bike, including:
Wearing a helmet at all times
Wearing fluorescent or bright clothing while cycling
Planning routes in advance to avoid heavily-trafficked areas
Obeying traffic laws, street signs, and road markings
Following the flow of traffic
Making sure your bike is the proper size and that it functions correctly
Contact an Experienced Bicycle Accident Attorney
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