San Antonio Accident Kills Bicyclist

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 18-Jan-2012

A bicycle accident in San Antonio left a man dead Tuesday afternoon, when he was struck by a Honda sedan while pushing a child-sized bicycle across the highway.

The San Antonio resident, 54-year-old Jesse Ramirez was killed while crossing Old Highway 90. The driver of the Honda reportedly could not see Ramirez crossing because of the sun, which was setting at the time of the accident.

Ramirez was well known around his community near Southwest 38th Street. He died in the back of the ambulance that was going to transport him to a hospital.

Although the driver is not currently facing charges related to the bicycle accident in San Antonio, police are still investigating the accident and gathering information.

The glare of the sun in a driver’s eyes is believed to be a common cause of accidents. For drivers struggling to see while the sun is rising or setting in front of them, focus and the ability to see traffic, other vehicles, signals, lights, signage and pedestrians is greatly affected. Some experts recommend taking the following precautions to prevent glaring rays from affecting one’s ability to see and drive safely.

Maintain your windshield and ensure the glass is free of obstruction, smears and dirt.

Slow down. When the sun is particularly glaring, reducing your speed can be helpful in preventing accidents and improving your ability to stop.

If necessary, pull over or change your route to avoid the glare until the sun comes up fully or finishes setting.

Wear polarized sunglasses, which protect against the glare better than other types.

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or killed in a bicycle accident, call our bicycle accident attorneys in San Antonio, Austin, Killeen and statewide Texas at 888-335-7492, contact our wrongful death lawyers online or visit one of the 11 office locations for our personal injury attorneys in Texas for a free consultation today.

Our experienced attorneys, professional medical consultants, private investigators and caring staff will help you uncover answers to some of the questions surrounding your accident or the tragic accident of a loved one while seeking just compensation for your injuries and loss. We care. We can help.

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