‘The backdrop is riddled with anti-bike bias’: Law firm takes on investigation after teenage truck driver ploughed into group of cyclists

The group of riders, who were out training for an Ironman triathlon, suffered serious spine injuries, broken bones and traumatic brain injuries

The aftermath of the crash in Texas
The aftermath of the crash in Texas
(Image credit: BikeLaw)

The law firm investigating a serious crash involving a teenage truck driver and a group of teenagers say they are operating against a “backdrop riddled with anti-bike bias.” 

Following the shocking incident last month in Texas, in which the teenage driver ploughed into a group of six riders, lawyers have been retained to represent the riders in a civil investigation. 

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for CyclingWeekly.com. After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.