Earlier this week, a bicyclist was struck and injured by a driver in Wichita Falls. According to KFDX News Channel Three, the collision happened on Sheppard Access Road, around lunchtime. Although very few details about the crash have been released, we do know that 39-year-old Rodney Dewayne Hill was arrested after hitting the bicycle rider. The cyclist suffered from injuries to the leg.
Driver Who Hit Cyclist Arrested
Apparently, the driver involved, Rodney Dewayne Hill, had three outstanding warrants in Wichita Falls at the time of the collision. He was also driving without a license. We haven’t heard if any additional charges or citations have been made in connection with this particular crash though.
Cyclist Injured on Sheppard Access Road
There’s no word on the cyclist’s current condition or the full extent of his or her injuries. Also, that person’s name has not yet been released. At this time, we don’t know how or why Hill struck the cyclist on Sheppard Access Road. Could it have been a case of distracted or impaired driving? This collision may still be under investigation with local law enforcement authorities.
Bicycle Accidents in Texoma
Although we typically hear the term “bicycle accident” after somebody has been hit by a driver, it’s important to remember that most collisions are not accidental occurrences at all. These so-called “accidents” are usually caused by the negligence, carelessness or willfully dangerous behavior of one person or another. That’s why it’s so important to have thorough crash scene investigations. Your lawyer can stay on top of investigative developments as you recover. Whether you were injured in a car wreck or a bicycle collision, it’s critical to note that most traffic-crash injuries and deaths are totally preventable. Holding negligent, careless and dangerous drivers accountable is an important step in improving roadway safety in Wichita Falls and across the Nation.
When to Call a Personal Injury Lawyer
After any kind of injury crash, it’s a good idea to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Insurance companies aren’t always easy to deal with, and you might be stuck in the hospital recovering from your injuries. If a dangerous driver has injured you or a cyclist you love, contact the skilled lawyers at the Altman Legal Group at 940-761-4000 for an immediate free case consultation.
The team at the Altman Legal Group wishes the injured cyclist a full and swift recovery.