A 59-year-old man is dead as a result of a motorcycle accident in Arlington, Texas Sunday morning.
Details of the Arlington Motorcycle Accident
According to NBC-DFW, the crash occurred around 12:23 am in the 5400 block of South Cooper Street.
Reports say the motorcycle was traveling northbound on South Cooper Street when a car traveling the opposite direction attempted to turn left onto Green Oaks Boulevard. The motorcyclist struck the sedan and was thrown from his vehicle.
The motorcyclist was rushed to a local hospital with severe injuries and later died. No other injuries were reported.
Investigators said they believe the car had a green protected arrow, and they have not ruled out the possibility that the motorcyclist failed to stop at a red light.
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 led the nation in motorcyclist fatalities (550) followed by California (515) and Texas (460).
Contact an Experienced Motorcycle Accident Attorney
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