Houston, TX (September 14, 2021) – Two people were airlifted to a trauma center in Houston on the night of Saturday, September 11 after their involvement in a motorcycle collision. The incident was reported to have occurred on State Highway 321 near FM 1008 between Tarkington and Dayton.
According to information provided by the head of the Liberty County Department of Public Safety Office, Sgt. Rob Willoughby, a large group of motorcycles were heading south along State Highway 321 when the crash occurred just before 10:00 p.m.
Three bikes who were a part of the group became involved in the crash. The throng of motorcycles was headed back from a benefit when one of them– described as a trike, struck two other motorcycles. The driver and the passenger on the trike at the time suffered serious injuries, Willoughby stated.
A 62-year-old man from Dayton was driving the trike at the time, carrying one passenger, a 59-year-old female, also from Dayton. They were both transported by helicopter to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston.
Two other drivers, identified as Earl Thrasher III, 36, and River Goodwin, of Houston, did not sustain serious injuries in the collision, according to reports. Goodwin was arrested for outstanding traffic warrants.
Authorities in Houston continue to investigate the circumstances of the incident. No further information has been reported to the public at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families. We hope for their full and speedy recovery.
Motorcycle Accidents in Houston
Motorcyclists are always at a higher risk of serious injury or death when involved in traffic accidents. This is obviously due to the fact that they are basically totally unprotected while traveling, as opposed to other people in larger vehicles. Motorcyclists often suffer severe or life-threatening injuries when they collide with passenger vehicles, vans, trucks, or other vehicles. Being involved and injured in a motorcycle crash can be a devastating, lengthy, and difficult experience.
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.
Houston Motorcycle Collision Attorneys
If you or a family member sustained an injury during a Texas motorcycle accident, then a personal injury lawyer in Houston 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 for decades.
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.