A 32-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Port Arthur on Saturday, May 16, 2022.
The fatal collision occurred at 9:00 p.m. on 1100 block Martin Luther King Jr. Drive on Highway 82.
The motorcyclist was identified as Wayne P. from Orange and was killed when his 2021 Honda motorcycle collided with a car.
According to a Port Arthur Police Department news release, Prosperie had already died when crews arrived at the scene. A 34-year-old woman was riding with him and was seriously hurt.
The other driver was not hurt, according to the release.
The police department is still figuring out what caused the fatal collision.
This is a developing story. We will update with more if and when we receive more confirmed information.
Fatal Motorcycle Accident Statistics
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 11% of all road accidents in the United States are caused by motorcycles. Eighty-two thousand motorcyclists were injured, and 4,985 died in 2018.
Given that motorcycle riders are 16 times more likely to be injured or killed in a car accident than passengers in enclosed vehicles, this is not a surprising number.
Major concussions can be prevented with the use of helmets. The effectiveness of motorcycle helmets in preventing fatalities is 37%. Despite this, the rest of their bodies may still be at risk.
Distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving, reckless driving, inclement weather, wrong-way driving, and failure to obey traffic laws are common causes of motorcycle accidents.
Jefferson County Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Family members may suffer from grief and emotional trauma following a motorcycle accident that claims the life of a loved one. Some insurance companies may attempt to negotiate a settlement with them that is less than what they are due.
Because most insurance companies want to pay out as quickly as possible, they tend to do little to help those who have been injured. You should speak with an attorney about your case if you want to avoid being taken advantage of by these insurance companies.
Our Jefferson County motorcycle accident lawyers at Arash Law will lay out all of your options and conduct a thorough investigation into the accident’s circumstances.
Our goal is to get you the best compensation offer from the negligent party. Call us at (888) 488-1391 for a free consultation with one of our skilled attorneys. Whether in person or over the phone, all of our consultations are completely free.