On today’s date (02-27-19), at approximately 5:00am, the New Braunfels Police Department and the New Braunfels Fire Department were dispatched to the 3200 block of I-35 South on the southbound frontage road for a vehicle vs bicycle accident.
Officers and paramedics arrived and found that the driver of a gray Chevy Cruz passenger car had exited the highway and struck the bicycle from behind on the frontage road near the Pilot truck stop. The bicyclist, a 55-year old male from New Braunfels, suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries and was transported to the San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC) by ground EMS. The driver of the passenger car, a 21-year old male from New Braunfels, was uninjured in the incident.
Officers at the scene determined that darkness, foggy conditions, and the lack of lights on the bicycle all contributed to the accident, and, although the investigation is ongoing, no charges are expected to be filed.
The New Braunfels Police Department would like to remind drivers to be extra cautious when driving in foggy conditions and to always be on the lookout for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcycles.