One Dead After 18-Wheeler Collides with Motorcycle

A man in his 60s died on Tuesday afternoon after an 18-wheeler collided with a motorcycle on Texas 71.

Details of the Texas Trucking Accident

According to the Austin American-Statesman, the crash occurred in the eastbound lanes of Texas 71 around 4:13 pm, near Ross Road.

A preliminary report suggests 64-year-old Brian Jeffrey Hastings of San Antonio crashed his Harley-Davidson into a Volkwagen Golf as he pulled on to Texas 71, about 5 miles east of Austin. Hastings’s motorcycle then crossed two lanes of traffic and was struck by a semi truck.

Hastings and his motorcycle were dragged for a short distance by the semi. He was pronounced dead at 4:29 pm.

Texas Trucking Accident Statistics

  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recorded 438,000 trucking accidents in the U.S. in 2014.
  • These accidents resulted in 3,903 deaths and 111,000 injuries.
  • Of those killed in trucking accidents:
    • 17 percent were occupants of large trucks
    • 73 percent were occupants of other vehicles
    • 10 percent were listed as nonoccupants, including bicyclists and pedestrians
  • Texas led the nation in trucking accident fatalities with 553 trucking-related deaths reported. California followed Texas with 300 recorded deaths.

Contact an Experienced Commercial Trucking Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one have suffered a serious injury after being involved in an 18-wheeler accident, contact Thomas J. Henry immediately. Our experienced commercial trucking injury attorneys are available to respond to semi-truck accidents at any hour, day or night. Our lawyers understand that the immediate acquisition of evidence is paramount to understanding how the accident occurred. We will take immediate action on your case.

Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan AntonioAustin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Remember, your choice does matter. Contact us today for a free legal consultation. Attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends.

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