March 27, 2012
A motorcyclist is lucky to be alive after an accident in Austin, Texas, yesterday. According to reports from KVUE News, the crash happened just after noon on the Loop 360 Bridge above northbound MoPac, at the Capitol of Texas Highway.
The man was crossing over the bridge when he lost control of the bike and hit the wall. The impact threw him over the barrier and onto the highway 40 feet below. Although he was wearing a helmet, he suffered severe head injuries; however, he was last listed in good condition at a local hospital.
Another motorcycle rider was not so lucky when he was involved in a crash Sunday evening. KVUE News reports that around 11:00 p.m., a motorcyclist was traveling north on Highway 29 when his bike went off the road for unknown reasons and crashed. The driver was thrown from the bike and died at the scene. Investigators are still working to determine the cause of the crash.
In an effort to decrease the number of fatal motorcycle crashes, the Texas Department of Transportation has begun a campaign called LookLearnLive, which works to educate the public on motorcycle safety awareness.
The Texas Motorcycle Accident Lawyers with Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers ask that all bikers stay safe by always wearing a helmet and obeying the posted speed limits. Following these tips and driving defensively should significantly decrease your chances of being injured or killed in an accident.