Racing Motorcyclists Crash Into Vehicles
During the summer months or whenever the weather is warm enough, motorcycles are a most popular mode of transportation. Motorcyclists and their passengers take additional risks when they are on the road such as greater exposure of road hazards and serious injuries if they are involved in an accident. One risk that should be avoided no matter how tempting it might be is engaging in racing on public highways or the freeway. This appears to be what may have happened when two motorcyclists were injured late Wednesday night on Interstate 10.
In a story that appeared on the Houston Chronicle website, Lt. Larry Crowson, a spokesperson for the Houston Police Department said in a statement that the crash occurred at approximately 11:15 p.m. on the eastbound lanes of the Katy Freeway around the Washington exit when an estimated 10 motorcyclists were racing. One of the bikers rear-ended a slower moving passenger vehicle.
The bike that initially struck the vehicle bounced off and struck a second motorcyclist in a chain reaction. According to Crowson, both riders spilled onto the pavement of the freeway. Both bikers were transported to an area hospital for treatment. One of the motorcyclists is in stable condition while the other is currently listed in critical condition.
Authorities have not released the names of the injured motorcyclists. So far no charges have been filed in connection to the accident.