On October 29, a cyclist was killed in Austin when she fell from her bicycle and into traffic after her tire blew out.
According to the Department of Public Safety, the woman was on a 40-mile bike ride with other cyclists at the time of the fatal accident. Officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety stated that the 28-year-old was riding on Bee Cave Road near Barton Creek Boulevard around 1 p.m. when she unexpectedly got a flat tire and lost control of her bicycle.
A pickup towing a trailer swerved to avoid the woman, but the trailer struck her. The cyclist was taken to a nearby hospital where she later died.
The Steady Increase of Bicycle Activity and Accidents in Austin
All over Austin, bicycles are becoming more and more common on the road, not only recreationally but also as daily transportation. With the increase of bicycle presence on roadways, there has also been a substantial increase in the number of bicycle accidents involving motor vehicles.
Serious bicycle accidents can result in traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries, which often require costly medical treatment and lengthy rehabilitation. If a driver’s recklessness or an agency’s failure to properly maintain a road caused your bicycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
At The Law Offices of Aaron Allison, our experienced Austin bicycle accident attorney helps victims of bicycle accidents recover maximum and fair compensation for their injuries. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident in Austin, contact our firm at (512) 474-8346 to speak to an Austin personal injury lawyer today.
Did You Know: According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 40 percent of 2009 traffic accidents resulting in cyclist fatalities involved alcohol use by either the driver or the cyclist.
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