Alleged Drunk Driver Strikes And Kills Bicyclist
Bicycling is considered an excellent mode of transportation. It’s also a great recreational activity that can help riders keep fit, save money on transportation costs and to help reduce their carbon footprint. Unfortunately, however, people who ride bicycles can be even more at risk for being hurt in an accident than those driving or riding a motor vehicle.
In a story reported by Dallas-Fort Worth’s NBC affiliate, a bicyclist was struck and killed early Sunday morning in the Bishop Arts District of Dallas by an alleged drunken driver.
Investigators with the Dallas Police Department say that the accident occurred at approximately 1:45 a.m. when a man was riding his bicycle westbound on West Davis Street. The bicyclist did not stop at the red light at the intersection of West Davis and North Tyler Street. The bicyclist was struck by a vehicle traveling at “a high rate of speed with its lights turned off.”
The 29-year-old bicyclist was rushed to Methodist Dallas Medical Center for treatment. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. His identity has not yet been released by authorities pending notification of family members.
Police have arrested 22-year-old Sergio Colunga-Ramirez for intoxication manslaughter after they found that he was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the fatal accident.