According to the authorities, one person is dead after a motorcycle collided with a tractor-trailer early in Austin Saturday morning, June 11, 2022.
According to news reports, medics responded to a call around 2:23 a.m. to a vehicle and pedestrian collision in the 3000-3500 block of the southbound lanes of I-35, across the street from St. Edward’s University.
Authorities said that the motorcyclist was possibly hit by other vehicles as well.
Medics have obtained a deceased on-scene pronouncement of an adult patient from a possible auto vs pedestrian collision.
No further information is available.
The Austin Police Department’s Watch Command said the preliminary investigation indicates a woman in her 20’s was driving a motorcycle on I-35 South when she was struck by an 18-wheeler and fell off from the impact.
Police believe the woman was struck by at least two other vehicles on the road. She was declared dead on the scene at 2:40 a.m.
The drivers stopped and cooperated with police, who are actively investigating the crash.
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 motorcycle-related injuries and fatalities rate.
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.