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Houston Police Search for Hit and Run Driver after Fatal Cycling Accident

Destiny Baker3 years ago

Houston authorities are searching for a hit and run driver that killed a young cyclist Sunday evening.

About the Houston Cycling Accident

KHOU-TV reports the Chelsea Norman, 24, died on December 3, 2013 from injuries sustained in a bicycling accident around 10:20 p.m. the previous Sunday.

Norman was riding along a 5-minute path that she took multiple times a week when she was hit from behind by a motorist at the intersection of Waugh Dr. and W. Gray St.

A witness who called 911 stated that Norman’s bike, shoes and personal effects were scattered throughout the intersection, but he could not identify the vehicle that struck the young woman.

Norman was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.

Cycling Accident Statistics

  • According to bicyclinginfo.com, 677 people died in bicycle/automobile collisions in 2011.
  • An additional 38,000 people were injured.
  • Over 80 percent of fatal bicycling accidents recorded since 1988 have involved male cyclists.
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