The vast majority of bicycle accidents result from bicycles competing on the road with cars, trucks and motorcycles. Unlike other cities, Austin has no ordinance restricting the right of bicyclists to use the road. With an increased bicycle presence, there has been a substantial rise in the number of serious and fatal bicycle accidents involving cars and other motor vehicles.
Bicycle accidents are more likely to happen when drivers:
- Run red lights
- Fail to yield the right of way
- Improperly enter crosswalks
- Make an illegal turn
- Text while driving
Cedar Park Police Searching for Hit-and-Run Driver Involved in Bicycle Accident
According to KXAN, Cedar Park police are still asking for the public’s help in identifying a driver that struck a cyclist and left him seriously injured on February 15.
Cedar Park officials reported that the crash happened around 4:30 a.m. on East Whitestone Boulevard at Vista Ridge Boulevard, but no one noticed the cyclist on the side of the road until nearly three hours later. When officers arrived at 7:40 a.m., the 28-year-old cyclist was found lying in a ditch.
An initial investigation indicated that a 2012 or 2013 grey Jeep Liberty struck the cyclist. The Jeep would have damage to the passenger side fender well and is missing the passenger side fender flare and passenger side mirror.
The Cedar Park Police Department is asking the public to contact them if you have any information about the accident.
If you have been injured on one of Austin’s many bike trails, on a college campus or as a bike commuter, we can answer your questions and advise you of your options. Contact our Austin injury attorney today to schedule a free consultation.
>Did You Know: According to the Austin American-Statesman, deaths from crashes between motor vehicles and people in Austin occurred at twice the annual average over the past eight years.
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