According to the Corpus Christi Caller Times, Jake Herrera, 20, was traveling on Ocean Drive around 7 pm when he collided with a car.
Police say the motorcycle was traveling at a fast speed when a Jeep failed to yield and caused the collision. Emergency responders performed CPR on Herrera before taking him to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The driver of the Jeep, a 60-year-old, remained at the scene and was cited for failure to yield.
The following information regarding motorcycle accidents is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), per vehicle mile traveled in 2014, 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:
Following a motorcycle accident, it is important to seek immediate medical treatment and file a police report. After you or your loved one’s well-being is taken care of, call Thomas J. Henry. We’re available 24/7 to take your call and discuss your case at no charge. For more than 25 years, our motorcycle accident attorneys in Corpus Christi have helped injured victims receive the justice and compensation they deserve.