Student Critically Injured in Bicycle Accident in Waco

A student from Baylor’s Truett Seminary was seriously injured after being struck from behind in abicycle accident in Waco, officials said Friday.

Police identified the young man as 23-year-old Isaias Torres-Loera, a first-year student at the school. Torres-Loera was traveling north on South University Parks Drive Thursday evening, when he was struck by a Nissan Murano.

After being thrown to the ground Torres-Loera experienced serious head injuries, authorities noted. He was transported via ground ambulance to Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center.

Torres-Loera was not wearing a helmet at the time of the bicycle accident in Waco.

Police are still looking into the Waco bicycle accident and investigating the details associated.

The existence of bicycle lanes is a hot topic across Texas, provoking claims that more and safer lanes are necessary to help safeguard bicyclists across the state. Bicyclists in Texas sometimes endure accidents caused when they are struck from behind, with very little time to react.

While there are regulations and laws that protect and govern riders, drivers surrounding are also responsible for helping keep bicyclists safe by paying close attention and maintain enough room, even when opening car doors of parked vehicles.

At The Carlson Law Firm, we not only hold negligent drivers responsible for injuries experienced by bicyclists, we also advocate for our clients to insurance company representatives.

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or killed in a bicycle accident, call our pedestrian and bicycle accident attorneys in Waco, Austin, Bryan-College Station and statewide Texas at 254-870-3621, contact our personal injury attorneys online or visit one of the 11 office locations for our bicycle accident lawyers in Texas for a free consultation today.

Our experienced attorneys, professional medical consultants, investigative team and caring staff will immediately begin gathering evidence and helping put the pieces back together following an accident, while seeking fair compensation for injuries, damages and loss endured. We care. We can help.


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