One person was killed overnight, and a driver was arrested following a crash involving a motorcycle and a vehicle collision in South Austin on Friday, June 10, 2022.
According to the Austin-Travis County EMS, the collision occurred at around 12:30 a.m. on West Slaughter Lane and Texas Oaks Boulevard.
An adult was pronounced deceased on the scene.
The motorcyclist, 62-year-old Jedd B., was traveling east on Slaughter Lane with a green light approaching the intersection, according to police.
According to police, a truck was driving westbound at the intersection when the driver made a left turn in front of Bennett’s path, causing the collision.
Jose M., a 20-year-old truck driver, was charged with intoxication manslaughter, a second-degree felony.
Anyone with additional information on the crash is asked to contact police at 512-974-8111 or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 512-472-8477.
Fatal Motorcycle Accident Statistics
Motorcycle accidents are common and frequently fatal. Motorcyclists are more likely than passengers in other vehicles to sustain serious injuries. Riders are 27 times more likely than passengers in enclosed vehicles to die in a collision, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
At least one motorcycle rider dies on Texas roads every day, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. 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.
Austin 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.
Arash Law knows how to fight for your financial compensation after a motorcycle accident in Texas. Our Arash Law Texas car 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.