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Austin Motorcyclist Killed in Thursday Morning Accident

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Jonathan Hernandez1 year ago

A motorcyclist who was killed in an Austin motorcycle accident has been identified.

Details about the Fatal Motorcycle Accident

KVUE News is reporting that police in Austin have identified the motorcyclist who was killed in an accident that happened in the northeast area of Austin on Thursday morning.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, 34-year-old Ruben Garza, of Manor, was heading south on Springdale Road when he was unable to maneuver a turn and crashed into a field near the intersection at Tuscany Way.

Police indicate that they were called to the scene of the accident at about 6 a.m. on Thursday morning when someone called to report the accident. At this time, troopers are not sure what time the accident happened, but they do believe that some time had passed between the time the accident happened and when it was reported.

The victim was not wearing any safety gear at the time of the accident, police further stated.

Important Information about Motorcycle Accidents

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of people involved in motorcycle accidents every year in the United States:

  • Helmets have been proven to be about 37 percent effective in preventing fatalities in motorcycle accidents, as well as 67 percent effective in preventing brain injuries.
  • Considering the number of miles traveled, the number of deaths on motorcycles was over 26 times the number of deaths in cars in 2014.
  • A total of 4,295 people were killed in motorcycle accidents in 2014.


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