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ALICE, Texas — A man riding his bicycle was hit by a tractor trailer Tuesday, March 12, leaving him seriously injured.

Surveillance camera image of a white Kenworth semi truck with vacuum tanker trailer that pulled out onto Texas Highway 44 and struck Luis David Wiles on March 12, 2013. Wiles was riding on a bicycle on the shoulder of the road at the time and suffered a broken leg in the accident. Photo credit ofelia.hunter@aliceechonews.com

Surveillance camera image of a white Kenworth semi truck with vacuum tanker trailer that pulled out onto Texas Highway 44 and struck Luis David Wiles on March 12, 2013. Wiles was riding on a bicycle on the shoulder of the road at the time and suffered a broken leg in the accident. Photo credit ofelia.hunter@aliceechonews.com

The victim, identified as 30-year-old Luis David Wyles, was riding his bicycle eastbound on the shoulder of state highway 44 at about 7 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, when a white Kenworth tractor-trailer towing a tanker pulled out of the Tex Best Travel Center and hit him, according to Texas Department of Public Safety officials.

Map showing location of Texas Highway 44 in Alice, TX where bicyclist, Luis David Wiles suffered a broken leg after it was run over by a semi truck that was pulling out of a  Tex Best Travel Center on March 12, 2013.

Map showing location of Texas Highway 44 in Alice, TX where bicyclist, Luis David Wiles suffered a broken leg after it was run over by a semi truck that was pulling out of a Tex Best Travel Center on March 12, 2013.

DPS officials said that Wyles’ right leg was run over by the trailer portion of the truck, and his leg was broken below the knee. He was taken to Christus Spohn Hospital in Alice.

Officials said they are looking at store surveillance footage and have found the trailer, but not the driver as of Tuesday morning. Anyone that was in the area is urged to call DPS at 361-668-8296 or call the Jim Wells County Sheriff’s Office at 361-668-034.


Blog post by Houston truck accident lawyer Gordon, Elias & Seely, LLP

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