Cycling can be one of the most exciting ways to stay in shape and explore the streets not many motorists are familiar with. While this fun activity can provide an assortment of benefits, it can also include great dangers. Sharing the road with vehicles of all sizes is intimidating, and knowing that a vehicle can strike at any moment can be outright frightening. Unfortunately, for three cyclists in Pharr, the effects of a collision became a grim reality after they were involved in a hit-and-run accident.
According to a news report, a San Benito man was arrested and charged with intoxication assault after he hit three cyclists in Pharr and fled the scene of the crime. Officials confirmed the accident happened on Ferguson Blvd. and the man tried to make an escape towards San Juan after the collision. The man was later pulled over by Texas Department of Public Safety troopers who noticed that his minivan had dents and scratches that occurred in the accident.
The 20-year-old man was arraigned, charged and given a $170,000 bond. The cyclists were transported to a hospital after the accident where one remained in critical condition.
Shouldering Your Burdens
An accident of this nature can be aggressive enough to completely alter your way of life. The injuries and financial troubles in the aftermath of a hit-and-run accident can potentially affect your entire family.
The personal injury attorney of the J. Gonzalez Law Firm is devoted to helping victims of accidents fight for the compensation they are rightfully entitled to. We will work diligently to evaluate your crash and determine which methods will be effective in getting you where you want to be. Contact our location in McAllen for more information about our legal services.