November 8, 2011
The Lone Star Bike Rally brought nearly 400,000 motorcyclists and enthusiasts down to Galveston, Texas, over the past weekend. Three motorcyclists died and another was severely injured in separate accidents in the area. According to KVUE News, all the accidents happened within a 36-hour period.
Early Friday morning, a 51-year-old rider was injured when he slammed into a school bus. He was transported to Galveston Hospital, where he was treated and released.
Later the same day, a motorcyclist and his passenger were both killed in a crash on I-45. Authorities believe the driver was speeding and weaving in and out of traffic when he lost control of the bike and crashed.
A man was also killed in a crash on Saturday going 100 miles per hour. The biker was traveling so fast, he did not have time to stop or react to an oncoming pickup truck, and the two collided head-on.
According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), in the state of Texas, 375 motorcyclists were killed in 2007. Of those victims, 40 percent were wearing a helmet, while 60 percent were not.
The Texas Motorcycle Accident Lawyers with Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers would like to take this opportunity to remind all motorcyclists to stay safe by slowing down and always wearing a helmet. Heeding these two simple precautions could save your own life, or the life of another person.