Motorcyclists Killed in Odessa Accident

Wednesday night, a man was killed in a motorcycle accident in Odessa, Texas.

Details of the Fatal Accident

The accident occurred on FM 1882 around 9 p.m. Department of Public Safety Troopers shared with NewsWest9 that a large rig was turning onto FM 1882 and did not yield the right of way to a motorcycle driving northbound.

The motorcyclist subsequently crashed into the trailer of the rig.  Jason Givens was the man operating the motorcycle – he was reported to be 41-years-old.

Givens was not wearing a helmet and died in the accident.

Motorcycle Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety:

  • In 2013, 4,381 deaths resulted from motorcycle accidents.
  • Helmets are 67 percent effective in preventing motorcycle accident related brain injuries.
  • Helmets are 37 percent effective in preventing motorcycle deaths.
  • Motorcycle deaths made up 13 percent of all motor vehicle related deaths in 2013, which was more than twice the amount recorded in 1997.
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