Reynaldo Trejo Killed in Pedalcyle Accident in Houston, TX
Houston, TX -- June 8, 2021, Reynaldo Trejo was killed due to an accident where a vehicle struck Trejo as he crossed an intersection.
Authorities reported that the accident took place at around 10:24 p.m. along Reveille at Park Place Boulevard.
In their reports, officials said that 61-year-old Reynaldo Trejo was on foot and attempted to cross the intersection on a pedalcycle. Trejo reportedly was not in a crosswalk when a vehicle hit Trejo, then swerved and hit another vehicle.
Due to the collision, Trejo sustained fatal injuries. Additional details about the crash are unavailable at this time.
Commentary on Reynaldo Trejo Pedalcycle Accident in Houston
With a situation like this, it's important to consider the full context surrounding the accident and not focus on one factor that seems clear. Police said that the victim was not in a crosswalk, and maybe that's all folks need to hear. But the law is a bit more nuanced. For example, was the victim in a well-lit area? Was he far enough away for a reasonably prudent driver to avoid? If so, then why didn't this driver avoid hitting the victim? That could be a sign that there's more to the situation than just someone being where they shouldn't have been. If for no other reason than to get a grieving family the answers they deserve, investigating these possibilities more thoroughly would be an important step forward.