Motorcycle Accident Victim Identified in Belton.

One person was killed in a fatal motorcycle accident that happened in Belton.

Details about the Fatal Belton Accident

KWTX News is reporting that a man who was killed when his motorcycle collided with a vehicle has been identified by the Belton Police Department as 57-year-old Steven Gordon Thacker, of Temple.

Police have indicated that the accident originally happened just after 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday along the 300 block of West Loop 121 in the area around the Bell County Expo Center. According to the Belton Police, Thacker was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

The driver of the 1999 Volkswagen Jetta which collided with Thacker’s motorcycle was not injured in the accident. At this time no other further details have been released, but an investigation into the cause and circumstances of the accident remains ongoing at this time.

Important Information about Motorcycle Accidents

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in the United States, and, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of people involved in motorcycle accidents every year:

  • In 2014, there were a total of 4,295 people who were killed in motorcycle accidents in the United States.
  • Motorcycle fatalities accounted for about 13 percent of the total number of traffic-related fatalities in 2014.
  • Helmets have been proven to be about 37 percent effective in preventing fatalities during motorcycle accidents.
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