One man was killed during a motorcycle crash in Lubbock, Texas last Sunday.
Motorcycle Crash Kills Man in Lubbock, Texas
KCBD reports the crash took place shortly after 9:15 p.m. in the 6400 block of Quaker Avenue on November 8.
According to police, Easton Keneda, 23, lost control of his motorcycle and struck a curb. The motorcycle crossed 65th Street, struck another curb, and landed in the grassy area south of 65th Street.
Keneda was pronounced dead after being transported by EMS to University Medical Center.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), there were 4,985 motorcyclists killed in 2018. The Government Accounting Office (GAO) estimates that the U.S. government spends about $16 billion a year on motorcycle accidents.
Common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Reckless behavior
- Older motorcycles
- Lane splitting
- Fixed objects
- Dangerous conditions
To avoid a life-threatening motorcycle accident, always drive defensively, wear a helmet, drive only when sober, and stay focused on the road. Always remember that your safety is more important than arriving on time.
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