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Articles Posted in Motorcycle Accidents

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A fatal accident in Austin between a car and a motorcycle reportedly ended in the death of the motorcyclist. According to police, the accident occurred around 7 p.m. on Aug. 12.

Police said the fatal collision occurred at an intersection when a westbound sedan failed to yield the right-of-way and unlawfully turned into an eastbound motorcycle, causing the motorcyclist to crash into the car’s passenger side. The man riding the bike was instantly killed at the scene. The sedan driver did not report any injuries; however, a passenger was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-fatal injuries.

Authorities who arrived at the scene closed one of the eastbound lanes while investigators processed the area. The investigation was pending at the time of the report, but police did not suspect alcohol to be a contributing factor. It was also reported that authorities were not planning to file any criminal charges against anyone in the incident.

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A 71-year-old man was injured in a motorcycle accident on a local San Antonio road. Police indicate that the accident occurred when the driver of an older model Mitsubishi made a left turn and collided with the motorcycle being driven by the 71-year-old. The collision caused the motorcycle rider to be thrown 20 feet from his vehicle.

The motorcycle rider was unresponsive but still alive when he was taken away to a nearby hospital. Neither driver is alleged to have been speeding, but the reporting officer did state that it appeared as though the driver of the Mitsubishi was at fault for the accident.

Car accidents often involve an investigation that will have to hypothesize what exactly occurred during an accident. Attorneys may bring in experts that can help recreate the scene and present the events as they may have possibly happened. The attorney for the motorcycle driver may need to at least consult with such experts if he wants a more accurate picture of what happened. Witness statements and police reports, like the report mentioned above, may be critical to proving that the Mitsubishi driver was at fault. Although there is no indication that the police actually witnessed what happened, their fact based opinions may still be informative on how the motorcycle rider should proceed. Many officers may have seen enough accident scenes to be able to tell who was at fault.

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A 25-year-old oil field worker who was driving a motorcycle died after his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck on U.S. Highway 183 in Gonzales County, Texas. The driver of the motorcycle was reportedly traveling south on the federal highway near County Road 197 around 4 o’clock in the afternoon when a 2009 Chevrolet pickup truck pulled out of a private driveway.

The motorcycle struck the side of the pickup truck. The driver of the motorcycle was not wearing a helmet when the motorcycle accident occurred. He was transported to the San Antonio Military Medical Center via helicopter where he later succumbed to his injuries.

The family of the deceased motorcyclist could decide to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver of the Chevrolet pickup truck. Their lawsuit could claim that their loved one’s death would not have happened when it did if the driver of the pickup truck had not pulled out onto the federal highway in front of the motorcyclist, causing him to strike the truck. If the family does decide to file a lawsuit, they could receive compensation for their family member’s death that could help them pay for his funeral costs and medical expenses. They could also receive compensation for his lost earning potential.