On April 24, 2018 our client’s wife, Sudipta Roy was riding her bicycle at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Main Street when she was hit and killed by a commercial dump truck. Ms. Roy was a nurse and avid cyclist, and her husband, Ujjal a Rice University Professor. Ms. Roy had just finished studying at the Rice University library and was headed home on her usual route, straight on Sunset across Main.
Says Kwok, “Ms. Roy’s husband hired our law firm to clear Sudipta’s name and honor her memory. Our initial investigation reveals she did not cause her own death. We are confident the evidence will show the dump truck driver was careless and did not obey the law. We will conduct our own private investigation, asking to inspect the dump truck for point of impact and speed from the black box. We are also calling for all witnesses to come forward and collaborate with us on our investigation.”
Last year Dr. Marjorie Corcoran was killed riding her bicycle at the very same intersection. A white “ghost bike” remains at the crash scene.
Says Kwok, “We agree with Bike Houston, this was a crash, not an accident. Crashes that happen repeatedly in the same way in the same area are not accidents, they are preventable incidents. And they require design changes to prevent future crashes. We have reached out to Bike Houston, the Rice University Bicycle Club and will join their efforts to raise bicycle safety awareness. We will also fully cooperate with HPD in their investigation.
Hopefully this case will bring to light the vulnerable persons laws to better protect bicyclists, pedestrians, and wheelchairs/handicapped in our fine city. We are again honored to be the go-to law firm for effecting change for major catastrophic events in Houston.”
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