Houston, TX (February 10, 2021) – Houston police were called to investigate a fatal collision in the 11300 block of Hirsch Road at about 2:15 p.m. on Sunday, February 7th.
The identity of the victim is awaiting verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
Reports indicate that the victim was driving a Suzuki motorcycle, heading northbound on Hirsch Road as a Chevrolet Tahoe was heading southbound down the same street. As the driver of the Tahoe attempted a lefthand turn onto Guadalupe Street, it collided with the motorcycle.
Paramedics pronounced the rider dead at the scene.
The driver of the truck, an 18-year-old male, did not exhibit signs of intoxication and was released pending further investigation.
This accident is under investigation by the HPD Vehicular Crimes Division.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Accidents in Houston
Even the most conscientious of motorcyclists are at a heightened risk of being injured during an accident as opposed to someone inside of a truck or car. Based on recently printed data issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, those who ride motorcycles are five times more likely to suffer critical injuries than the occupants of the other vehicle involved in the crash.
Given that there are no protections between the biker’s body, other vehicles, and the asphalt, the injuries they endure are often severe or even fatal.
If you or a family member sustained an injury during a Texas motorcycle accident, then a personal injury attorney will be able to identify the most efficient techniques for helping you receive financial compensation for losses like funeral and burial expenses, medical costs, loss of income, and many other damages brought on by the death of a family member.
The Houston personal injury attorneys at Williams Hart & Boundas have been advising injured crash victims on what they need to receive compensation following a serious accident.
If you would like a free evaluation of your Texas car accident claim, reach out to our law offices by calling (512) 968-0051 to schedule your case evaluation today.
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Disclaimer: We write these posts with the intention of providing general information about driving safety with the hope that people will slow down and use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle and avoid being seriously injured in an accident. If you are in an accident we want to make sure that you know how to react appropriately. This post is not intended to be deemed as legal or medical advice of any kind. The picture used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene.