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61-Year-Old Bicyclist Dead in Houston DUI Crash

A bicyclist was hit by a vehicle in Houston, Texas on Saturday, May 8th, 2021. The incident occurred near Ellington Airport. Houston Police Department, who was one of the first responders at the scene, is leading an investigation of the case. The bicyclist was struck by a vehicle driven by a driver who was found to have been driving under the influence. Unfortunately, the bicyclist was fatally injured from the crash and was declared dead at the scene. The bicyclist was later identified as a 61-year-old male, father of three children. 

The driver tried to leave the scene after the incident transpired, but Houston police were present at the scene and managed to apprehend the driver, who was later discovered to be a 37-year-old female. She is facing the following criminal charges for her actions: intoxication manslaughter and failure to render aid. Authorities are still looking into the cause of the crash.

Can You File A Wrongful Death Claim Against DUI Drivers?

In 2019, more than 3,000 people died from car accidents involving alcohol-impaired driving in Texas. If your loved one happens to fall victim to one of these, is there anything you can do in their honor? Well, one possibility is to file a wrongful death claim on their behalf. If you happen to be a close family member or a person who was named as the beneficiary of the deceased’s estates, then you are entitled to do so on behalf of your loved one. Although DUI drivers may face criminal charges for their actions, it doesn’t mean you can’t hold them responsible for their actions through filing a claim. If you’re interested in pursuing this line of action, and would like to get a lawyer to take a look at your case, call us today at (713) 352-7975 for a free consultation. 

Source: ABC 13