Veteran firefighter killed in bicycle accident in NW Harris County

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on May 16, 2014 at 10:34 PM

Updated Friday, May 16 at 10:41 PM

HOUSTON -- A firefighter is being remembered Friday night after losing his life in a freak accident while riding his bicycle in northwest Harris County.

William Braswell, 41, worked for both the Houston Fire Department and the Cy-Fair Volunteer Department.

Braswell was riding his bike Friday afternoon on North Bridgeland Lake Parkway. Authorities said he slammed into the rear end of a truck that was moving landscape equipment.

He was pronounced dead at Memorial Hermann Hospital.

He was a also a captain and a 20 year veteran at HFD. He is survived by his wife and two children.

His wife is an assistant chief at the Cy-Fair Volunteer Department.

“He was a father, husband, and our friend and mentor,” said Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department spokesman.

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