Tragically, a motorcyclist was killed after being hit by a bus in Houston late last week. A 31-year-old man was riding his motorcycle westbound along Woodway when a METRO bus turning from Woodway onto North Post Oak pulled in front of the motorcycle. The motorcyclist was killed almost instantly.
The traffic signal at the intersection allows traffic turning north on North Post Oak, such as the bus, to turn on a solid green light, but it must yield to traffic on Woodway. It is not clear if the bus had a solid green light and should have yielded to the motorcycle, or if the signal was a green arrow. If the signal was a green arrow, the motorcyclist may have been at fault.
The bus driver was employed by a company in Cincinnati with whom METRO contracts some drivers for its buses. It is unclear if the bus driver is still driving while the police complete their investigation.
In situations like this, the at-fault driver is typically financially responsible for the accident. If the bus driver is found to be responsible for the accident, his or her employer could be forced to pay damages for wrongful death, medical expenses, and more. If you or a loved one has been harmed in an automobile accident in the Houston area, you should speak with an attorney. Call the Houston personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. We can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation. You can also learn more about the firm on our LinkedIn page.