Houston, TX (2/6/2021) – A bicyclist was killed in a fatal hit-and-run accident in Houston.
The accident happened on Saturday on Highway 6 North at Forest Trails Drive around 10 p.m. The bicyclist was crossing at a red light and a black car had a green light when it struck the victim.
The bicyclist died at the scene.
The car fled the scene.
Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.
Hit-and-Run Accident Attorneys
Hit and runs are one of the most common accidents that we see and often involve claims that take extensive investigation to resolve. This is because when someone leaves the scene, it’s difficult to locate the runner as well as proving the victim was struck.
In Texas, if you were involved in a hit and run and you are unable to locate the at-fault driver, you can make a claim against your UM/UIM insurance carrier. However, before your insurance company will pay the claim, you must prove that you were actually struck by another vehicle. If you cannot make this showing then your insurance company is not legally obligated to pay under your policy.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, or wrongfully killed, the Houston car accident lawyers at Sutliff & Stout Injury and Accident Law Firm can help. Our experienced personal injury attorneys represent Texans in civil lawsuits against negligent drivers, and will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve.
Source: ABC 13
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