13-year old bicyclist killed by pickup truck on Clay Road, Houston

13-year old Giovanni Moreno died yesterday evening in a pickup truck versus bicycle collision on Clay Road in Houston at around 7:20PM according to Harris County Sheriff’s Department. The accident occurred in the 16700 block of Clay Road near Glennale: deputies said the teenager died at the scene. Deputies said Moreno was riding a bicycle when he rode through a ditch and into a traffic lane on Clay Road when he was struck by the eastbound pickup truck. The driver of the truck told investigators that when he saw the bicycle in the travel lane ahead of him he slammed on his brakes and attempts to swerve but was unable to avoid striking Moreno.

Smith & Hassler currently represents a young girl from the Houston area who suffered a compound fracture of her leg when the driver of a car speeding through an apartment complex parking lot lost control of his vehicle and collided with her as she sat on her bike on a sidewalk. If you or your child has been injured in a bicycle accident, call the experienced Houston personal injury attorneys at Smith & Hassler for a free consultation.

Scene of a car versus bicycle collision in which Smith & Hassler's client, an 8-year old girl, sustained a compound fracture of her leg.