I am surprised that there are not more severe accidents in The Woodlands with cyclists. Many ride on the trails and they never stop at intersections even though there are stop signs at every intersection.
It's sad that the man died. I see so many "professional" bikers on the road that do not obey the road rules. We nearly hit an older gentlemen when he swerved off the narrow shoulder into the path of our vehicle. Nice bike trail right beside the road. Bikers what to share the road but I have seen them violate traffic laws on many occasions, it's scary.
First of all, there is NO way possible this man was acting "normal and was able to speak to officers without issues." I drove past this. There was a woman sitting on a curb balling her eyes out, looking at her cell phone, with many people around her consoling her. The man was being strapped onto a board and, as they were pulling the straps, his arms were being pulled and flopped around as if they were rubber. It looked as if there was no life in this man anymore. I felt I had just witnessed a man that was dead, I cried. I'm repulsed by the report saying he was coherent, refusing hospital treatment at first and was even speaking. The SUV had ran over him with BOTH axles and was in the middle of the road by the time she stopped. Anyone who knows anything about physics, if she had actually stopped at the stop sign how could she have had enough inertia to completely run over his body with her SUV when the stop sign is literally right at the bike path. How would she have been going a speed where she couldn't have stopped when she first saw him or first hit him? Meaning before he went under the first axle or better yet the second axle. I don't think she ever came to a full stop and I think this story isn't being told correctly in order to "sugar coat" it. As for the cover-up "she hit the gas peddle instead of the break peddle" seriously? This lady needs to get off the road if she can't even distinguish the difference in a life or death situation.
Saw something that sounds similar yesterday. SUV pulling out of street, looks both ways and starts to pull out turning to the left. This bike comes down the wrong side of the road. You expect the bike paths but you don't expect a bike on the wrong side of the road.
It is sad for the individual who was hit.