Bicyclist killed after being hit by car on MLK, call for bike lanes

A bicyclist has been killed after being hit by a car on MLK Boulevard, just east of I-35. It happened Thursday night just after 9:00.

Police identified the woman as 28-year-old Jessica Saathoff.

She was pronounced dead at Dell Seton Medical Center minutes after the crash. 

This incident happens just two months after FOX 7 employee and avid cyclist Tony Diaz was killed nearby on the UT campus, while riding his bicycle. Injury attorney Brad Houston says it takes a community effort to stop these incidents. "The injuries and the deaths of cyclists is just a symptom of a big problem and that is, there are a lot of people in this town who are violating safety rules, driving distracted and what not. It's a community safety issue,” said Houston.

The driver did stay on scene after the crash.

No word on what caused the crash yet.



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