According to the Taylor police, the fatal collision transpired around 10:43 p.m. in the 12400 block of U.S. Highway 79.
According to the preliminary investigation, Joshua L., 43, lost control of his motorcycle and was thrown off it into the intersection of Highway 79 and County Road 101.
Lashley was struck by a pickup truck driven by Thomas M., 48, while in the intersection. Lashley was pronounced dead at the scene by first responders.
The crash’s cause is still being investigated.
Fatal Motorcycle Accident Statistics
Motorcycle collisions are common and often fatal. Motorcyclists are more likely to suffer serious injuries than passengers in other types of vehicles. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, riders are 27 times more likely than passengers in enclosed vehicles to die in a collision (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration).
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, at least one motorcycle rider dies on Texas roads every day. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Texas has a high rate of motorcycle-related injuries and fatalities.
In 2019, 412 motorcycle riders were killed in traffic accidents in Texas, with 1,800 or more injured. With these figures in mind, it’s safe to say that Texas’ highways are dangerous for motorcycle riders.
Cars and trucks turning left at intersections frequently cause motorcycle accidents. If the car driver fails to yield and turns in front of the approaching motorcycle, it will be impossible to avoid a collision.
Williamson County Lawyers for Motorcycle Accidents
Despite having a legal right to the road, motorcycle riders’ safety is routinely ignored. Drivers who are not accustomed to keeping an eye out for motorcycles have a 25-30 times greater chance of being involved in an accident.
Always seek legal advice before making any decisions about your case. Although you can file a personal injury claim on your own, working with a qualified attorney will ensure that you receive all of your legally entitled compensation.
To file your claim, you’ll need the assistance of an attorney. As an added convenience, customers can have their insurance companies contact them on their behalf.
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.