Red Oak, TX (December 9, 2021) – A bicycle accident reported in the Red Oak area ended in injuries. At around 6:30 p.m., on December 6, calls for assistance came in surrounding a crash reported in the 500 block of North Interstate 35.
Reports from authorities show that a bicyclist was riding near the service road on the southbound side when they were struck by a vehicle.
The victim, identified as 65-year-old Dewey Wheatley Lindsey, was rushed to a local hospital for care. The victim was subsequently pronounced deceased from their injuries.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Dewey Lindsey. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Auto Accidents in Texas
Each year, more than 120 people lose their lives in bicycle accidents across Texas. Like other pedestrians, bicyclists are completely vulnerable during collisions due to the fact that they are unprotected. Having little more than a helmet for protection during a crash is no match for motor vehicles equipped with steel cages.
The vast majority of pedestrian accidents involve some form of negligence. We often see victims lose their lives in accidents caused by drivers who are speeding, impaired by drugs or alcohol, distracted, or engaging in other acts of negligence.
When victims lose their lives in accidents, they often leave behind grieving families who are forced to deal with overwhelming mental, emotional, and financial consequences. When pedestrians are killed in accidents, due to the negligence of others, families may have legal options available to help them move forward.
In many cases, surviving families are forced to endure overwhelming consequences. The mental and emotional impacts are only made worse by the financial burdens they soon encounter. Dealing with medical expenses, funeral costs, and lost wages can be devastating. In some cases, families can work with wrongful death lawyers in Red Oak who can fight to get them justice.
Texas Wrongful Death Lawyers
Our Red Oak pedestrian accident lawyers at Wyatt Law Firm have extensive experience helping bereaved families get justice. We are passionate about helping people who have endured the loss of loved ones hold negligent actors accountable. Our team fully understands what families are going through during these difficult times. For this reason, we provide only the most trusted and effective representation to ensure our clients are protected.
Not only will we fight to ensure your family is able to hold the at-fault party accountable, but we will help you get the financial compensation you need to cover funeral expenses and a variety of other economic and non-economic damages you face moving forward.
Our law firm offers free consultations to all prospective clients. Contact our Texas personal injury lawyers any time to schedule a meeting with our team. Call 210-340-5550 any time to see how we can help you. Our lawyers are available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week to speak with you about your case and help you get the justice and the compensation you deserve.
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