A motorcycle driver was killed after he was run over by two vehicles in Fort Worth early Sunday morning, May 22, 2022.
According to Fort Worth police spokesperson Leonard Elgin, the fatal crash occurred at 3:00 a.m., 7400 block of East Freeway.
Elgin said a motorcycle collided with a vehicle on the westbound freeway, causing the driver to lose control and fall off his bike.
Two westbound vehicles were unable to stop and collided with the motorcycle driver.
Medical personnel pronounced the driver dead at the scene, according to Elgin. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office will identify him.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
Fatal Motorcycle Accident Statistics
Motorcycle accidents are common and often fatal. Motorcyclists are more likely than passengers in other types of vehicles to suffer serious injuries. According to the NHTSA, riders are 27 times more likely than passengers in enclosed cars to die in a collision (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration).
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, at least one motorcycle rider dies every day on Texas roads. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Texas has a high rate of motorcycle-related injuries and fatalities.
Approximately 412 motorcycle riders were killed in Texas, and 1,800 or more were injured in traffic accidents in 2019. Given these statistics, it’s safe to say that Texas’ highways are hazardous for motorcycle riders.
Motorcycle accidents are frequently caused by cars and trucks turning left at intersections. The approaching motorcycle will be unable to avoid a collision if the car driver fails to yield and turns in front of it.
Tarrant County Lawyers for Motorcycle Accidents
Despite having a legal right to the road, motorcycle riders’ safety is routinely ignored. Motorcyclists have a 25-30 times greater chance of being involved in an accident because drivers are less accustomed to keeping an eye out for them.
Always consult with an attorney before making any decisions about your case. You can file a personal injury claim on your own, but it’s best to work with a qualified attorney to ensure you get all of the compensation you’re entitled to under the law.
To file your claim, you’ll need the assistance of an attorney. Customers can also speak with insurance companies on their behalf as an added service to make things easier for them.
Arash Law knows how to fight for your financial compensation after a motorcycle accident in Texas. Our Arash Law Texas motorcycle accident lawyers can provide compassion and knowledgeable guidance to the family in their time of need. Call (888) 398-4017 to schedule an appointment. Don’t hesitate to seek legal help and speak with one of our attorneys about your motorcycle accident case.