One person has died and another person has been critically injured in a motorcycle accident in New Braunfels on Saturday night.
Details about the Motorcycle Accident in New Braunfels
The two victims were riding on a 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle and were traveling south near the 600 block of Interstate 35 North when the driver of the motorcycle hit a curb and went into the grassy median between Interstate 35 and Business 35 at a high rate of speed.
The driver of the motorcycle, a 47-year-old male from New Braunfels was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, and the woman, a 48-year-old, was taken by helicopter to University Hospital in San Antonio. As of Sunday morning, the woman was listed in critical but stable condition.
The speed of the motorcycle caused both the driver and the passenger to be ejected from the vehicle. Neither the driver nor the passenger were wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
The names of the victims have not been released. No one else was injured in the accident.
Important Information about Motorcycle Accidents in the United States
According to the Insurance Information Institute:
- 4,668 people died in motorcycle accidents in 2013.
- Another 88,000 people were injured in motorcycle accidents in 2013.
- Motorcyclists were about 26 times more likely than passengers of cars to die in a motor vehicle accident.