Dallas Officer Injured in Motorcycle Accident
About the Motorcycle Crash
Near State Highway 161 and Gateway in Irving, a Dallas police officer, who was on a motorcycle, crashed while riding to a funeral procession set to honor an officer that passed away last week.
Irving Police say that the officer was slowing down traffic where the funeral procession was headed. The officer had his lights on, and was forced to take “evasive action” to prevent a crash with another vehicle.
According to the Dallas Police Department, the officer was awake and communicative after the accident.
Information About Motorcycle Accidents
All information is provided by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
- In 2013, 4,668 motorcyclists were killed.
- In the same year, there were an estimated 88,000 motorcyclists injured.
- Additionally, NHTSA found that per vehicle mile traveled, motorcyclist fatalities occurred 26 times more frequently than passenger car occupant fatalities in traffic crashes.
- Also in 2013, there were 457 motorcycle fatalities in Texas.