Teen Runs Over 6 Cyclists Causing Extensive Personal Injuries – Charged With Felony

Posted - December 16, 2021
Teen Injures 6 Cyclists with Pick Up Truck

On September 25, 2021, a 16-year-old driver in a large pickup truck ran over six cyclists when he was trying to “roll coal” or blow a large amount of diesel fumes at the cyclists in an effort to make them angry. Instead, the driver hit the group of cyclists, causing multiple severe injuries. After a comprehensive investigation of the bike accident, the District Attorney’s Office indicted the driver for six counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. If convicted of each count, the driver faces two to twenty years in jail.

Dallas Bicycle Accidents Often Leave Cyclists With Catastrophic Injuries

Bicycle accidents are always serious events. Cyclists do not have the same physical protections as those people in an enclosed vehicle, and the personal injuries they receive can be life-changing. In the accident referenced above, the cyclists had multiple serious injuries. These victims suffered from broken vertebrae, broken collar bones, spinal injuries, and many other broken bones, with some requiring surgery to repair. These cyclists suffered road rash, lacerations, and extensive bruising. Several of the injury victims sustained traumatic brain injuries. All of these injury victims face extensive healing times and medical treatment to help them recover from their injuries. These cyclists and their families also face other hardships from this accident, including loss of income. These hardships could have been avoided if the accident had never occurred.

Speak With A Dallas Personal Injury Lawyer When You Have Been Injured In An Accident

When you experience a personal injury caused by another person, it is crucial that you protect your rights as a victim and speak with a personal injury lawyer about the event. As an injury victim, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries from the responsible party. Injury victims face:

  • Large medical bills
  • The potential need for life-long medical care and associated costs
  • Loss of income, both current and future
  • Loss of benefits received from work as part of employment
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Overall financial hardships because of the unexpected injury

It is only right that the responsible party covers the costs of these losses. If you have been injured in any type of accident that was not your fault, contact the Genthe Law Firm. One of our caring staff members will review your case and provide you with the information you need to take the next steps to make a claim for compensation. We offer a no-fee guarantee and our services won’t cost you anything if we can’t recover!

Disclaimer: The information in this post is gathered from secondary sources and has not been independently confirmed. If you are aware of any incorrect or false information, please notify us via our contact form and we will promptly correct the error. We provide this information to help improve public awareness of common dangers and potential injuries, as well as to honor victims and provide links for readers to donate when possible. Information contained in this post is not legal advice. Please seek the help of medical and legal professionals if you or a loved one has been injured. Images in our blog may not be images from the actual accident described or the parties involved.