Fort Worth, TX (August 29, 2020) – A bicycle accident reported in the Fort Worth area claimed one person’s life and left several others seriously injured. At approximately 6:30 a.m., on August 28, the Fort Worth Police Department and Fire Department responded to the scene of a crash on Dottie Lynn Parkway.
According to reports, a group of bicyclists was traveling across the Dottie Lynn Parkway bridge over West Division Street when they were struck from behind by a vehicle.
Four riders were injured, one fatally. The injured victims were rushed to local hospitals for treatment of injuries. The fatally injured rider was later identified as 57-year-old Steven Cannon.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
We would like to offer our condolences to the family of Steven Cannon at this time.
Fatal Bicycle Accidents in Texas
Statistics show that around ten victims lose their lives in unexpected collisions every day in the state of Texas. In the majority of cases, driver error is the cause. When drivers are distracted, drive recklessly, driving while intoxicated, and engage in other activities while operating their vehicles, they place the lives of others sharing the road at immense risk for being injured or killed. Several victims who lose their lives in these collisions are on bicycles traveling along roadways. Although we want to believe that everyone recovers from their injuries, this is far from the truth. In fact, thousands of people end up passing away due to injuries sustained in car accidents throughout our state each year.
The unfortunate truth is that more than 10 people lose their lives in motor vehicle accidents here in Texas every day. These incidents add up to more than 3,600 lives lost annually as a result of traffic-related incidents. Although there are numerous laws in place to protect bicyclists, we continue to see these riders lose their lives at an alarming rate. In most cases, victims are harmed and killed in accidents that are completely preventable. Many victims suffer fatal injuries in collisions as a result of the negligent or reckless actions of others. In some cases, surviving relatives can contact a wrongful death attorney in Texas to protect their legal rights.
Working with a knowledgeable, skilled, and competent legal team after losing a loved one in a traffic-related incident will ensure families are able to maximize their recoveries, hold wrongdoers accountable for their actions, and get the justice they truly deserve. Rasansky Law Firm’s bicycle accident attorneys in Texas have over 25-years of experience fighting to protect the legal rights of families across our state. Our team works diligently to ensure families hold wrongdoers accountable for their actions so they can move forward in the best way possible. Contact our personal injury attorneys in Texas at (214) 617-1816 to see how we can help you. Schedule a free case evaluation at your earliest convenience to see how we can help you.
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Disclaimer: As a member of the Dallas community, Rasansky Law Firm’s goal is to improve the safety of all residents in the great state of Texas. While we are extremely saddened by the accidents we report on, we hope that through knowledge of these accidents, individuals will exercise caution in order to avoid similar accidents in the future. These reports are not solicitations for business and the information included herein should not be taken as medical or legal advice. We hope for the quickest recovery for those involved in these accidents.