According to CBS Austin, a south Austin highway was shut down due to a collision between a motorcycle and a vehicle. The accident occurred at the 400 block of E Ben White Blvd around 7:15 p.m.
EMS medics of Austin-Travis county transported a man with undisclosed injuries to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center.
TxDOT states that westbound lanes were shut down near I-35 and as traffic was redirected onto the service road.
According the Austin Police, the vehicle remained on the scene.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
Approximately 75% of motorcycle accidents involve collisions with another vehicle, most often a passenger automobile.
In multiple vehicle accidents, two-thirds of the accidents are caused by the other vehicle violating the motorcycle’s right-of-way.
In single vehicle accidents, about two-thirds of the accidents are caused by rider error, typically a slide-out and fall due to overbraking or running wide on a curve due to excess speed or under-cornering.
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