HOUSTON, TX (March 8, 2019) – A Houston Independent School District (HISD) school bus was involved in a fatal bicycle accident Thursday in the Heights.
The bike accident happened around 3 p.m. at 8th Street and Heights Boulevard. According to Lieutenant Thurston Roberson with the Houston Police Department Vehicular Crimes Unit, the HISD school bus was traveling eastbound on East 8th street, and the bicyclist was traveling northbound in the bike lane on Heights Boulevard when the two collided.
Lt. Roberson said the bicyclist did not have a stop sign and tried to avoid hitting the bus by sliding under it, but was run over by the school bus’ rear wheels. Authorities said the man, who was in his early 20s, died at the scene.
The school bus driver was carrying one child on the bus at the time of the collision. Neither of them were injured in the accident. HISD Transportation Services is working with HPD Investigation. Crash investigators will review the surveillance camera on the bus as well as if the bus had any mechanical issues to determine what factors that may have led up to the accident. Police reports will be made available in ten days.
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Source: Click 2 Houston
The bicyclist has been identified as David Leon Loya.
The investigation continues. Once completed the case will be presented to a grand jury to consider charges against the HISD bus driver.
Source: ABC 13
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