According to Sgt. Dan Buesing, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, a 28-year-old man from Wichita Falls passed away after suffering injuries in a motorcycle accident in the Charlie Area on Wednesday night, September 28, 2022.
According to Buesing via email, the mishap transpired around 9:30 p.m. on Farm-to-Market Road 171 in the Charlie area.
According to Buesing, O’Brien was traveling in a curve when he veered off the road, crashed into a ditch, and hit a fence. The motorcycle threw him off.
According to Buesing, they took O’Brien to the United Regional Health Care System, where he succumbed to his injuries at the crack of dawn on Thursday.
He was donning a helmet, according to Buesing. Speed may have been a factor in the collision, which is still under investigation.
Fatal Motorcycle Accident Statistics
Despite less road traffic, Texas safety officials are worried about a 17 percent increase in motorcycle fatalities in 2020.
Texas has seen a steady rise in fatal motorcycle accidents in recent years, reaching 482 in 2013. Only 12% of all traffic-related deaths in Texas are caused by motorcycles.
In 2020, Texas motorcycle riders will experience 1,856 severe injuries and 482 fatalities due to 7,481 collisions.
Local statistics showed 141 motorcycle accidents in the district of Odessa last year. In these collisions, 14 motorcyclists—both riders and passengers—died, and another 26 suffered life-threatening injuries.
Clay County Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Despite having a legal right to the road, motorcycle riders’ safety is frequently ignored. Because drivers are less accustomed to watching out for motorcycles, motorcyclists have a 25–30 times higher risk of being in an accident.
It would be best to never decide anything about your case without first speaking with a lawyer. You can file a personal injury claim independently, but it’s best to work with a skilled attorney to ensure you receive the total compensation mandated by law.
You’ll require legal counsel to submit your claim. Customers may also benefit from a different service in which they can speak with insurance companies on their behalf to make things simpler.
Arash Law’s Texas Clay County motorcycle accident attorneys are experienced in fighting for your financial recovery following a collision. We can be there for the family in their time of need, showing empathy and providing direction. To schedule an appointment, dial (888) 398-4017.
Please don’t wait to contact our attorneys and seek legal counsel regarding your motorcycle accident case.