Cyclist Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver
Police still Searching for Driver
Cortez was transported to the hospital with critical injuries, but he later passed. KSAT reports that Cortez was not wearing a helmet during the hit-and-run incident.
Police are still in search of the driver who left Cortez dead. Police say the incident occurred around 2:30 a.m. near Braun Road, reports KSAT.
Pedalcyclist Traffic Crash Statistics
The following information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
- Most fatal crashes involving pedalcyclists occurred at non-intersections (57%) in 2013.
- Over half (56%) of fatal crashes involving pedalcyclists occurred from 3:00 p.m. to 11:50 p.m. in 2013.
- The fewest pedalcyclist fatalities occurred from midnight to 5:59 a.m. (10%) in 2013.
- In 2013, pedalcyclist fatalities were highest in California (141), Florida (133), and Texas (48).