Roy McCarty Killed in Bicycle Crash on US 79 in Anderson County

Roy McCarty Killed in Bicycle Crash on US 79 in Anderson County

Roy McCarty Killed in Anderson County Bicycle Crash on US Highway 79

Anderson County, Texas (August 19, 2022) – According to the Texas DPS, a bicyclist was fatally hit by a semi-truck Thursday afternoon in Anderson County.

The fatal crash happened around 3:10 p.m., on US 79, just southwest Palestine.

DPS said John Looney, 51, of Buffalo, was driving a semi-truck southwest while Roy McCarty, 71, of Palestine, was riding a bicycle.

McCarty rode his bicycle in front of the semi-truck and was hit. He was taken to a Palestine hospital, where he was pronounced dead. 

Looney was uninjured in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

Common Causes of Automobile Accidents

There are many different reasons why automobile, bicycle, 18-wheeler, and motorcycle accidents occur, including driver negligence, driver inattention, texting and driving, speeding, fatigue, failure to yield the right of way from a stop sign or private drive, running a red light, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. While the factors listed above are the main causes of most accidents, there may also be other factors involved, which is why it’s important that an investigation be conducted before evidence disappears, especially in cases involving a fatality.  At Joel A. Gordon & Associates, we will act quickly to secure accident scene photos, interview witnesses, obtain police records, and secure other valuable evidence needed to win your case.  Call now for a free consultation.

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