July 23, 2013
A 37-year-old man has died as the result of an Austin Motorcycle Accident that occurred last week. Records indicate that the crash happened at approximately 10 p.m. on Friday, July 19, along Manchaca Road, near the entrance to the Remington Hill Apartment complex on the south side of town.
According to KVUE News, the victim was operating a northbound Buell motorcycle when a motorist attempted to make a left turn into a private driveway in front of the motorcycle. The biker did not have time to avoid a collision and the two vehicles crashed into one another.
The impact of the crash ejected the motorcyclist from the machine. Despite having been wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, the biker died at the scene.
The accident highlights the serious risk that a lack of awareness by other motorists can present to motorcyclists. A study called The Hurt Report found that a large portion of motorcycle accidents are caused by other vehicles turning in front of a motorcycle because they simply do not see the oncoming bike.
This leaves many motorists and bikers alike wondering what they can do to help prevent such accidents from occurring. The Austin Personal Injury Lawyers with Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers suggest motorists look twice in both directions before entering or moving in traffic. Also, motorcyclists should always utilize a headlight, even during the day, as a way of making themselves more visible to other motorists.