The crash occurred just before 3:00 a.m. near Horal Street and Easy Valley Street, not far from Loop 410 and Marbach Road.
According to police, a Toyota Camry was driving north of Horal Street behind a motorcycle, which was said to have been driving erratically.
The motorcycle then slowed or came to a halt in front of the Toyota, according to police.
According to police, the driver of the Toyota attempted to swerve to avoid hitting the motorcycle but was unable to do so.
EMS transported the motorcyclist, a 41-year-old man, to University Hospital with critical injuries.
According to SAPD, the Toyota’s driver was found to be inebriated and was arrested for DWI.
The driver was adamant about not giving a statement.
The case is still being investigated.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
Motorcycle collisions are common and often fatal. Motorcyclists are more likely to suffer severe 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, every day, at least one motorcycle rider dies on Texas roads. 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.
Bexar County Lawyers for Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle riders’ safety is routinely ignored, despite having a legal right to the road. Motorcyclists have a 25-30 times greater chance of being involved in an accident than drivers who are not used to keeping an eye out for them.
Before making any decisions about your case, always seek legal advice. Although you can file a personal injury claim on your own, working with an attorney will ensure that you receive all of the compensation you are legally entitled to.
You’ll need the help of an attorney to file your claim. Customers can have their insurance companies contact them on their behalf as an added convenience.
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.