Look twice. Save a life. Motorcyclists are everywhere. You’ve probably seen those bumper stickers everywhere from motorcycle enthusiasts and others who love their motorcycle riders. While it’s mandated that motorcyclists wear some protective padding, that padding doesn’t provide enough armor and protection to defend against cars and trucks.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, 467 motorcyclists killed in 2012. 52% of those motorcyclists killed were not wearing their helmets at the time of the crash. This is according to the Texas Department of Transportation.
While there are many reasons why motorcycle accidents happen, the number of them can be reduced with a little more attention paid to the road. This type of advice, unfortunately, was not heeded around 8:30am near Wallisville on Sheldon Road
A white pickup truck was cruising down the road in east Harris County. Maybe the driver’s attention was pulled away by listening to the radio. Maybe there were other factors involved. Unfortunately, the driver of that pickup truck hit someone and killed them. Unfortunately, the impact was so devastating that it’s not clear whether the deceased was a pedestrian, riding a bicycle, or driving a motorcycle at the time.
The driver of the pickup truck was detained by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, though the authorities did not mention to the media why the driver was being held.
If you’re a motorcyclist and you’ve been injured in an accident, the injuries can be much more severe for you than if you were in a car or truck. Sometimes, the full repercussions of your accident are not completely known until later. Right after the accident is the perfect time to get someone to represent you – as there will be a lot of questions to be answered. We’re in your corner. Give us a call.