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Over the course of four days, from July 25 to 28, five deadly motorcycle accidents happened in Texas, with three of those accidents occurring on the same night.

The Deadly Series of Motorcycle Crashes

In the first crash, at around 6 a.m., on Monday, July 25, a 27-year-old man was riding his motorcycle on State Highway 73 in Port Arthur, Texas. A pick-up truck pulled out in front of the bike, failing to yield to the right of way. The biker crashed into the truck and was killed on impact.

On Wednesday, July 27, at around 2:30 p.m., the second accident occurred on the west side of San Antonio. A 70-year-old motorcyclist was traveling eastbound and attempted to make a turn at a green light at the intersection of Highway 151 and Loop 1604. 

At the same time, a 24-year-old man was driving a sedan westbound on Highway 151 and attempted to turn onto Loop 1604. The sedan drove in front of the motorcycle, resulting ing in the collision. The biker died on the scene.   

In the third accident, at 12:30 p.m., on Thursday, July 28, a Harris County Police Department sheriff sent out a traffic advisory regarding an accident on the 15600 block of Aldine Westfield Road. Between Greens Road and Beltway 8, near the Bush Intercontinental Airport, a motorcyclist crashed into an 18-wheeler. The motorist was pronounced dead at the scene, and police are continuing the investigation. 

The fourth accident happened in Harris County, sometime on the evening of Thursday, July 28. A collision between an automobile and a motorcycle resulted in one death. The cause of the crash is unknown, but the accident occurred on FM 2920 near Covington Bridge Drive. An investigation by the Harris County constable’s office is still ongoing. 

Finally, right before midnight on Thursday, July 28, a motorcyclist was driving along the North Houston Freeway when he was involved in a crash. The biker drove onto the off-ramp of Interstate 45, leading to the eastbound lanes of Beltway 8. The motorcycle struck a barrier alongside the ramp and fell from the overpass onto the road below. The motorist died on the scene, and no other vehicle was involved in the accident.

Why Are Motorcycle Accidents More Dangerous?

Cruising on a motorcycle can be fun, but accidents are especially hazardous for bikers. Motorcyclists don’t have the same protection as vehicle drivers and passengers and are usually=ejected from their bikes in the event of a crash. When ejected, the biker could fall off a ramp, be run over by other vehicles, or skid on the road, causing more injuries. 

Thanks to the smaller size of their vehicles, motorcyclists often have quicker reaction times than other drivers. Still, it only takes a moment for a motorcycle accident to happen, and that moment could mean the difference between life and death. 

 

If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact Lapeze & Johns for a free case review.

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Source: KFDM, NEWS4SA, KHOU, KHOU, CLICK2HOUSTON

About Christopher Johns

johnsChristopher Johns co-founded Lapeze & Johns with one thing in mind: civil justice for victims of negligence. Mr. Johns is an experienced trial lawyer who has tried over 50 cases to verdict and judgment throughout Texas, the Gulf Coast, and around the United States with a 98% success rate. His efforts throughout his time at the University of Houston Law Center and as a lawyer have garnered him many accolades, a 10.0 rating from AVVO, and Super Lawyer in Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Litigation every year since 2004. Read more about Christopher Johns here.