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FM 1960 Closed After Fatal Motorcycle Accident

FM 1960 in northwest Harris County was closed Friday afternoon following a fatal motorcycle accident.

Details of the Harris County Motorcycle Crash

According to the Houston Chronicle, the accident occurred near Steepletop around 6 am when a gray Dodge Caravan turned in front of a red 2008 Kawasaki motorcycle.

The motorcyclist was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead roughly two hours later.

FM 1960 was limited to one lane following the accident as crews cleared the scene.

The accident is still under investigation and the identities of those involved have not been released.

Texas Motorcycle Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • 3,531 people were killed in motor vehicle accident in Texas in 2015, marking little change from the 3,536 deaths reported in 2014.
  • Of those killed, 459 were motorcyclists.
  • Investigators determined that 52 percent of motorcyclists killed were not wearing a helmet at the time of their accident.

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