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60-Year-Old Man Dies in Motorcycle Accident

Phylicia Taylor2 years ago

A 60-year-old man was pronounced dead in LaPorte, Texas on Saturday, following a two-vehicle accident on Texas 146 near Fairmont Parkway.

About the Fatal LaPorte Accident

According to the Houston Chronicle, man was traveling south along Texas 146 on a 1996 Honda motorcycle when he was struck by an Acura sedan from behind around 7:40 pm.

The man was ejected from the motorcycle upon impact – he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities do not believe either driver was behaving recklessly prior to the collision. The accident remains under investigation.

National Auto Accident Statistics

  • According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), motor vehicle crashes are on the rise, as are associated fatalities.
  • In 2011, there were about 33,000 fatalities. That number jumped in 2012 to about 34,000 fatalities. This means that in only one year, fatalities jumped 3.3 percent.
  • NHTSA states that in 2012 there was an increase of 145,000 people injured in motor vehicle crashes over 2011.
  • According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there were 495 motorcyclist fatalities in 2013. 53% of those killed were not wearing proper safety gear such helmets.      


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