April 30, 2013
A 21-year-old Bridgeport, Texas, man was killed in a College Station Motorcycle Accident earlier this month. Reports indicate the crash happened at approximately 4:30 a.m. on Monday, April 1, at the intersection of Texas Highways 6 and 14 in Robertson County.
According to a story released by KWTX News, the victim was riding a 2009 Yamaha street bike along Highway 6 when the 53-year-old driver of a pickup truck, from Bremond, Texas, began to approach an intersection with the highway from Texas 14. The driver of the truck failed to yield the right-of-way to the motorcyclist and the two vehicles collided.
The impact of the crash threw the motorcyclist from his machine and caused him to lose his helmet as well. He died at the scene as a result of injuries sustained in the accident. The driver of the truck was wearing a set belt and was uninjured.
With both the Mercury and volume of motorcyclists on the roads rising, it is important for both motorcyclists and motorists alike to be more aware of their surroundings, considering a majority of accidents between these two types of vehicles occur simply because drivers did not see one another.
The Bryan Personal Injury Attorneys with Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers recommend that drivers always look twice before entering traffic. Eliminating distractions will also prove effective in the fight against these types of collisions.