A 25-year-old man died Friday evening when he was speeding on his motorcycle and slammed into a car.
Details of the Fatal San Antonio Motorcycle Accident
Around 7:40 on June 5, San Antonio police and firefighters responded to a call in the 1500 block of SW Military Drive at Escalon.
Witnesses told KENS that they saw a man driving a car in the westbound lane to take a left onto Escalon when the motorcyclist was traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed, colliding with the car.
The collision “went up in a puff of smoke” according to other witnesses. Officials on the scene said that the motorcycle slid about 300 years after the impact.
A family member, who did not want to be identified, told KENS 5 that the victim had just turned 25 on June 3. According to the SAPD, the investigation into the crash is ongoing.
Texas Traffic Accident Statistics
The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):
- 3,408 people were killed in traffic collisions in Texas in 2013.
- Motorcyclists accounted for 503 of those deaths. 53 percent of those killed were not wearing helmets at the time of collision.
- 777 deaths were attributed to accidents that occurred at or in relation to an intersection.
- 232,599 people were injured in auto accidents in 2013.