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Fatal crash slays bike rider in Memorial Park

As he attempted to cross Memorial Drive at an intersection in the 6700 block, a man riding a bicycle was hit by a car. The car crash caused him to fly 40 feet from the point of impact, and he later died at the scene as a result of the injuries he sustained. According to police, the car that hit him, a Chevrolet Impala, then swerved into a light post.

The 25-year-old motorist who hit the bicycle rider was transported to the hospital, but police did not release further details on that individual or their current condition. The accident reportedly occurred because the driver wasn't able to slow down in time when the bicyclist crossed the road ahead at an intersection. Houston Police Department officers said that the fatal accident happened at about 7:30 p.m., and they also maintain that the incident is currently under investigation.

At the time of this report, no charges were filed against the driver who struck the bicyclist. It is as of yet unknown whether the deceased individual is survived by any relatives, and police did not release information regarding if the cyclists's gear was appropriate for riding at that time of night.

Motor vehicle accidents that involve cyclists often lead to major injuries or even deaths. Although many cyclists take precautions to protect themselves, the fact that they share the road with vehicles means that collisions may bear serious ramifications, such as severe emotional trauma or financial hardships that affect family members and other survivors. Wrongful death lawyers may be able to help the relatives of struck cyclists seek restitution.

Source: KHOU, "Cyclist dies after being hit by car in Memorial Park", August 14, 2013

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