Channel 2 and FOX News are reporting that a bicyclist was killed at 2:00 p.m. this afternoon when he rode in front of a car traveling northbound on Jensen near Collingsworth. Driver Phyllis Broussard said the bicyclist came out of nowhere, and that she tried to swerve to avoid him but couldn’t. The bicycle rider rolled on top of her windshield.
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A woman riding an adult-sized tricycle was struck and injured by a hit-and-run driver early this morning. At around 4:15 a.m. the lady was riding near the North Loop at Eastman in Houston when an unknown vehicle hit her: the driver fled the scene instead of sticking around to render aid. The woman was transported to hospital in stable condition. If you have any information on the identity of the hit-and-run driver, call HPD’s non-emergency number at 713-884-3131. Channel 11’s story is here.
At around 10:15pm on Tuesday February 14 a hit-and-run driver struck and seriously injured a bicycle rider who was crossing FM529 in northwest Harris County. The accident happened near FM529 and Log Cradle Drive. The victim was hit so hard by the car that he was knocked out of his shoes; the victim remained in the roadway until several minutes after the accident when he was discovered and someone called the Sheriff’s department. The unidentified white male bicyclist was taken to Memorial Hermann where he was in critical condition; unfortunately there is no description of the hit-and-run vehicle.
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Harris County Sheriff Deputies had to wrestle and then Tase hit-and-run driver Jerad Thomas to take him into custody after a fatal hit-and-run collision in northwest Harris County. The deadly wrecked happened on southbound Jones Road near Fallbrook when a 53-year old man riding his bicycle was hit by a man driving a cargo van. The victim on the bicycle was transported to the hospital but died shortly after that. Police were able to identify the cargo van because the license plate was dislodged at the scene of the accident. The van owner indicated he had loaned the vehicle to a friend; when officers accompanied the owner to the friend’s apartment they found Jerad Thomas asleep in the stairway of his apartment with the van keys underneath his body. Thomas initially resisted the officers when they woke him but was brought into compliance when deputies Tased him. Thomas admitted to driving the van but had no recollection of hitting anything. He will be charged with driving while intoxicated, resisting arrest and possibly other charges.
According to Harris County criminal records, this represents 36-year old Thomas’ third DWI arrest.
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Halloween evening turned tragic for the friends and family of 58-year old Russell Brandon last night when Mr. Brandon was fatally struck by a pizza delivery driver. The delivery driver worked for Big B’s Pizzeria in Huffman, TX and was driving a Ford Mustang when he struck Mr. Brandon’s motorized bicycle on Huffman-Cleveland near FM2100 around 8:00pm. According to a report by Channel 11 News, the pizza delivery driver said he did not see Mr. Brandon until it was too late: Mr. Brandon was pronounced dead at the scene. Harris County Sheriff’s Office deputies said both Mr. Brandon and the pizza delivery driver were well known in the Huffman, Texas area and that the driver would not face any charges in the accident. A Channel 2 News report lists the pizza delivery driver’s age as 19 and states that Mr. Brandon was a few blocks from his home at the time of the crash. Mr. Brandon apparently hailed from Scotland and was the father of no less than 11 children. The Channel 2 report says the pizza delivery Mustang struck Russell from behind. Alison Roth, Mr. Brandon’s daughter is quoted in the Channel 2 report as expressing her concern for how the driver of the Mustang must feel being so young and involved in a fatal accident: Ms. Roth’s gracious concern is very impressive under the circumstances.
Fox News has issued a brief report on a collision between a silver-colored Dodge Ram pickup truck and a bicyclist near the intersection of Lorraine and Davis in Houston. The accident happened around 1:30am on July 28, 2011. The police account of the accident is that the Dodge Ram pickup hit the cyclist, then struck a red-colored parked car. According to the Fox News report the female driver of the Dodge Ram stated she did not see the cyclist before the collision, however police stated the pickup driver was at fault for the accident.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration continually reminds drivers to share the road with bicyclists, but unfortunately that does not always happen. A bicycle versus motor vehicle accident can yield tragic results. If you, a friend or family member has been involved in a bicycle accident, remember to document injuries such as, scrapes, cuts and bruises by taking good quality, well-lit photographs. Keep any damaged clothing. Secure your damaged bicycle and photograph the damage, particularly any paint transfer from the striking vehicle. DO NOT remove the transferred paint. You can contact the experienced Houston personal injury attorneys at Smith & Hassler for a free consultation: over our 20-year history Smith & Hassler has successfully handled hundreds of bicycle accidents for injured clients.
The Houston Chronicle is reporting that a cyclist was killed attempting to cross the Gulf Freeway in southeast Houston early this morning. The crash occurred on I-45 near Griggs Road at around 12:30am according to HPD. The man died at the scene; his name has not been released. Police say the man tried to cross I-45 riding from west to east. He rode his bicycle into a passing vehicle and then was hit by a second vehicle.
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