How to respond to the Dallas accident report
Posted On July 7, 2021
A federal crash report filed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows a man struck and killed by a semi-truck was riding his bike at an intersection at about 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday, authorities said.
The man was driving his bike from Texas to Missouri when the collision occurred, according to a release from the agency.
The National Highway Safety Administration says it received the report Thursday morning from the State Patrol and other law enforcement agencies.
The semi-trailer, a tractor-trailers, was traveling west on I-45 when it struck the man and the other passenger in the truck, according the release.
The trucker was pronounced dead at the scene, according law enforcement.
The driver of the tractor-tractor was not injured, the release said.
A preliminary report indicates the semi-trader and passenger of the semi were wearing reflective jackets and had their hands in the air when the crash occurred.
It is not clear how the semi’s tires were inflated.
Authorities said the driver and passenger were not wearing helmets.
The agency said the crash report does not indicate a cause of the crash.
The report states the semi and its two passengers were wearing helmets and their feet were out of the way of the truck when it crashed.
The other person in the semi was not wearing a helmet, the report states.
Officials said there was no indication the tractor trailer had been tampered with.
A spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board, which is conducting the investigation, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The crash report is available online.