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Texas man dies after motorcycle hit by impaired driver

There are circumstances in which the operator of a motorcycle may not stand a chance in an accident with another motor vehicle. If the vehicle is much larger or traveling at an unreasonable rate of speed, the impact may be too much for an unprotected biker to sustain, resulting in serious injuries or death. However, there is no way to justify when a Texas motorcycle accident occurs because the driver of another vehicle is impaired.

Recently, a man lost his life when the motorcycle he was operating was struck by another vehicle. The 29-year-old man was traveling east around 6:30 p.m. when a 59-year-old southbound driver failed to stop at an intersection and collided with the bike. The impact of the collision ejected the rider from his bike and propelled him into a utility support cable.

The operator of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene. Neither the driver of the other vehicle nor her passenger was injured in the accident. Officers reported that the driver exhibited symptoms of impairment and failed subsequent field sobriety tests. She was arrested for intoxication manslaughter.

Operating a motorcycle carries a certain amount of risk, but those who choose this convenient and economical means of transportation have as much right to safe passage on the highways as other drivers. Those drivers who choose to operate their vehicles recklessly, leading to the injury or death of others, may find themselves facing civil lawsuits as well as criminal charges. Texas families who lose loved ones in motorcycle accidents have every right to investigate the option of pursuing potential damages by meeting with a compassionate attorney.

Source: ksla.com, "Police ID motorcyclist killed in collision; motorist arrested", Curtis Heyen, Sept. 3, 2017

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