A local man and woman were involved in a fatal two-vehicle crash on FM 770 in Hull near the Liberty-Hardin county line Tuesday, June 7, 2022.
According to Fire Chief Benny Carroll with Liberty County ESD 2, the fatal collision occurred at around 6:00 p.m. southbound of FM 770.
A road construction truck hauling a trailer was traveling southbound on FM 770 when it was struck on the driver’s side of the vehicle by a southbound motorcycle carrying two persons.
Carroll said it appears the truck was attempting to turn into a driveway on the east side of the roadway. As it turned, the motorcycle attempted to pass on the east side and struck the driver’s side of the truck.
The driver of the motorcycle died at the scene. His passenger was flown to a Houston-area trauma center. Her condition is unknown at this time.
No injuries were reported for those in the work truck.
Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace Ronnie Davis conducted an inquest at the scene and pronounced death for the motorcycle driver. No autopsy was ordered.
State troopers are investigating the accident. Liberty County ESD 2 firefighters, Allegiance EMS, and the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene.
No other information is available at this time.
Fatal Motorcycle Accident Statistics
Motorcycle accidents are common and frequently fatal. Motorcyclists are more likely than passengers in other vehicles to sustain serious injuries. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, riders are 27 times more likely than passengers in enclosed vehicles to die in a collision.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, at least one motorcycle rider dies daily 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 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.
Liberty 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 a qualified attorney will ensure that you receive all of the compensation to which you are legally entitled.
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.
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