Denton Man Killed in Bicycle Accident in Highland Village

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 10-Jan-2013

A bicycle accident on FM 2499 in Highland Village claimed the life of a Denton man when he was stuck by an SUV while cycling on Monday afternoon, officials reported.

Police identified the man who was killed as 64-year-old Robert Pfarr. According to reports, Pfarr was transported to Medical Center of Plano, via Careflite, after he was struck by a vehicle traveling southbound on FM 2499.

Police reported than the driver of the SUV that struck Pfarr was a 19-year-old girl from the Highland village region.

The young girl told police she did not see the cyclist in time and attempted to avoid Pfarr but struck him with the passenger side, front end of the SUV.

Although authorities are still investigating the scene of the accident to gain more information about the Texas bicycle accident, no charges have yet been filed and police do not believe Pfarr did anything to spark the collision.

As health and wellness becomes increasingly important and gas prices affect Americans’ driving habits, bicycling has become increasingly popular as a form of recreation and transportation. But while cycling is good for one’s health and offers an alternative to driving, it can sometimes be a dangerous activity when vehicles sharing the road fail to pay close attention or drive in an unsafe manner.

If you’ve lost a loved one in a Texas bicycle accident or endured injuries caused by the negligence of a driver who may have stuck you while cycling, call our cycling attorneys in Austin, Bryan-College Station and statewide Texas at 800-359-5690, contact our bicycle accident law firm in Austin online or visit one of the 10 office locations for our traffic accident lawyers in Travis County and across the state for a free initial consultation today. We care. We can help.

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