Houston, TX (July 13, 2021) – In west Houston, a dump truck operator was involved in a fatal collision with a motorcycle, and police suspect he may not even be aware of it.
Sources reported that a woman riding a motorcycle was traveling through the intersection at Westheimer Road and Highway 6 at about 11:30 p.m. on Monday, July 12th when her bike and the dump truck collided, sending the rider flying into a roadside ditch.
The woman died on impact. The driver of the truck kept going.
Officers suspect the commercial dump truck operator doesn’t even know they were involved in a crash.
Police are searching for the driver of the dump truck in order to continue their investigation into the cause of the accident.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Motorcycle Accidents in Houston
Due to the fact that there is no protection between a rider’s body, the roadway, and other vehicles, injuries are often catastrophic or even fatal.
Even the most cautious motorcycle riders are at an increased risk of an accident when compared to the occupant of a car or truck. According to statistics recently printed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcycle riders are five times as likely to sustain serious injuries than the occupants of the other people involved.
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 for decades.
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.
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.