A 54-year-old Lumberton man lost his life in a motorcycle wreck along Interstate 10 in Beaumont Sunday, May 29, 2022.
According to the Beaumont Police Department, the fatal collision occurred Sunday evening in the 700 block of Interstate 10 eastbound near the downtown exit.
Shannon B., 54, of Lumberton, died after his motorcycle collided with the center barrier on Interstate 10 eastbound, according to a news release from the Beaumont Police Department.
Barrios was driving east in the inside lane when he lost control and collided with the barrier, according to police. He was thrown over the barrier and into the westbound lanes, where he was hit by a vehicle traveling west.
According to the news release, he was pronounced dead on the scene by Beaumont Fire-EMS paramedics.
The accident is still under investigation.
Fatal Motorcycle Accident Statistics
Motorcycle accidents are common and frequently fatal. Motorcyclists are more likely than passengers in other types of vehicles to sustain serious injuries. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), riders are 27 times more likely than passengers in enclosed vehicles to die in a collision.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, every day, at least one motorcycle rider dies on Texas roads. Texas has a high rate of motorcycle-related injuries and fatalities, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
In Texas, 412 motorcycle riders were killed, 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. It will be impossible to avoid a collision if the car driver fails to yield and turns in front of the approaching motorcycle.
Jefferson 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 the compensation you are legally entitled to.
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.
Our Jefferson County motorcycle accident lawyers at Arash Law Texas know how to fight for your financial compensation after a motorcycle accident in Texas. Our lawyers can provide compassion and legal guidance to the family of victims in their time of need. Call us at (888) 398-4017 to schedule an appointment. Don’t hesitate to seek legal help and speak with one of our experienced attorneys about your motorcycle accident case.