A man from San Antonio was killed in a motorcycle accident on Wednesday night.
Details about the Motorcycle Accident
FOX News San Antonio is reporting that one man was killed late Wednesday night on the east side of San Antonio in a violent accident involving a passenger vehicle and a motorcycle.
According to police, the motorcycle driver was speeding down W.W. White Road at about 9 p.m. when another driver ahead of him turned into the parking lot of a Sonic restaurant.
The driver of the motorcycle was unable to stop in time and slammed into the side of the vehicle. A witness of the accident said that the motorcycle driver T-boned the car, and that the driver tried to jump off the bike, but he hit the car, too. The witness describes the man as “tumbling like a receipt in the wind.”
The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, but his identity has not yet been released.
One of the passengers in the other vehicle was taken to the hospital but it expected to be okay.
Important Information about Motorcycle Accidents
Each year, thousands of wrongful deaths are attributed to motorcycle accidents. According to the Insurance Information Institute (III):
- In 2012, there were a total of 4,986 motorcycle-related fatalities in the United States.
- In 2013, 88,000 motorcyclists were injured in traffic accidents.
- 8.4 million motorcycles were registered in the United States in 2013.