A 40-year-old Bedford man identified as Thomas W. was killed in a motorcycle accident in Johnson County on Sunday, January 23.
The crash happened at about 6:53 p.m. on Farm-to-Market Road 2331.
Troopers from the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to the crash scene, which involved a motorcycle group.
According to reports, Webb and his passenger, Stephanie W., 39, were riding a black 2020 Harley-Davidson motorcycle when they became separated from the main group traveling north on FM 2331.
While Webb was rushing to catch up to the group, Nevin E., 23, of Thackerville, Oklahoma, who was also riding a black 2020 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, slowed down to allow the other motorcycle to catch up.
The motorcycle catching up to the group lost control of its speed and collided with the back of the other motorcycle that had slowed down for an unknown reason.
The Webbs were ejected because they were not wearing helmets. The passenger of Webb landed in the east bar ditch while he landed on the roadway.
The second motorcycle’s driver, who was also not wearing a helmet, was thrown into the east bar ditch.
The Webbs were taken to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne by ambulance. The 40-year-old man was pronounced dead by hospital staff later. The 39-year-old passenger suffered injuries that were not life-threatening.
With non-incapacitating injuries, Elmore was transported by ambulance to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth.
The investigation is still ongoing, and no further details are available.
Fatal Motorcycle Accident Statistics
Although there will be less traffic on the roads, Texas safety officials are concerned about a 17% increase in motorcycle fatalities in 2020.
Over the past few years, the number of motorcycle-related deaths in Texas has steadily increased, reaching 482 in 2013. Only 12% of traffic-related deaths in Texas are caused by motorcycles.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, there were 7,481 motorcycle accidents in Texas, resulting in 1,856 serious injuries and 482 fatalities.
Statistics show that there were 141 motorcycle-related traffic accidents in the Odessa District alone in 2020. Fourteen motorcyclists (drivers and passengers) were killed in these collisions, and another 26 were injured seriously.
Johnson County Motorcycle Accident Lawyer for Victims of Fatal Motorcycle Crash
As a matter of fact, motorcyclists have a legal right to ride on public roadways. Due to drivers’ negligence, motorcycle riders are 25-30 times more likely than other road users to be injured or killed in an accident.
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