A motorcyclist died Thursday morning in a crash with a dump truck in northeast Dallas.
Details of the Dallas Motorcycle Accident
According to WFAA, the crash occurred around 1 a.m. on Forest Lane near the LBJ Freeway service road.
Police say the dump truck was traveling northbound on the service road when a motorcycle ran a red light and crashed into the driver-side door of the truck. The motorcycle was thrown from his vehicle.
The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. The truck driver remained on the scene is was not injured.
The service road was closed while police worked the scene. The crash remains under investigation.
Motorcycle Accident statistics
The following information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
- 5,014 motorcyclists died in traffic accidents in the United States in 2019.
- About 34% of crashes involving motorcycles are fatal.
- Alcohol was a factor in 1,689 motorcycle fatalities in 2019.
- On average, motorcycle riders are 29 times more likely to die per mile traveled than an occupant of a passenger vehicle.
- Another 84,000 motorcyclists were injured in crashes in 2019.
- 91% of motorcyclist deaths are men.
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