Lavaca County Deputy Dies After Motorcycle Crash
Deputy Sheriff Dakota Moreno of the Lavaca County Sheriff’s Office has passed away after a tragic motorcycle accident.
Details of the Lavaca County Motorcycle Accident
News 4 SA states that the he deputy was the victim of an accident on December 20, Sunday night. Moreno was quickly airlifted to Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio for treatment.
The deputy was placed in intensive care before succumbing to his injuries on Tuesday, December 22. Details of the actual accident have not been officially released.
A service for Deputy Moreno was held on December 28. His obituary described Moreno as soft-spoken and gentle and recounted Moreno’s success in achieving his dream of becoming a law enforcement officer. He is survived by his parents and three siblings.
Donations can be made to Deputy Moreno’s family through GoFundMe. Those local to the area can also make donations in person at Sacred Heart Federal Credit Union in Hallettsville.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
The following information regarding motorcycle accidents is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
- 5,172 motorcyclists were killed in motorcycle traffic crashes in 2018.
- An additional 89,000 motorcyclists are estimated to have sustained injures in motorcycle accidents in 2019.
- Although motorcycles accounted for a mere three percent of all registered vehicles in the United States in 2017, motorcyclist fatalities accounted for 14 percent of all traffic crash deaths and 17 percent of all occupant fatalities.
- In 2017, one-third of all motorcycle riders involved in fatal crashes were speeding.
- Florida lead the nation in motorcyclist fatalities (550) followed by California (515) and Texas (460).
Injuries Often Associated with Motorcycle Accidents
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), per vehicle mile traveled in 2017, motorcyclist fatalities occurred nearly 27 times more frequently than passenger car occupant fatalities in traffic crashes. Motorcyclists were also five times more likely to be injured in a crash. Several factors can cause motorcycle accidents, from speeding and objects in the roadway to mechanical issues and alcohol use.
Common injuries associated with motorcycle accidents include:
- Head injuries (traumatic brain injuries)
- Neck injuries
- Spinal cord and back injuries
- Broken and fractured bones
- Road rash (skin abrasion due to direct contact with roadway)
- Eye injuries
Contact an Experienced San Antonio Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Did you get into an accident while you were riding on your motorcycle? If you were seriously injured and you know that you did not have any fault in causing the accident, you should try to seek compensation. Thomas J. Henry Law would like to help you seek financial compensation from your injuries and the trauma you have experienced