A motorcyclist is dead after being struck by several vehicles as he was parked on the side of the Airport Freeway 183 Express Lane in Euless, Texas.
About the Airport Freeway 183 Incident
According to Fort Worth Star Telegram, police determined that the unnamed victim was killed after being struck by several vehicles. It is unclear why the driver parked, but police have a witness reports from a truck driver who said a pickup truck first struck the victim.
According to the truck driver, he was traveling westbound when a pickup truck attempted to pass him. The pickup struck the motorcyclists as he moved around the 18-wheeler. The impact of the initial collision caused the victim to be flung into the nearby eastbound lanes where he was struck by other vehicles.
The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.
No other injuries or deaths have been reported, and the accident remains under investigation.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), there were 4,985 motorcyclists killed in 2018. The Government Accounting Office (GAO) estimates that the U.S. government spends about $16 billion a year on motorcycle accidents.
Common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Reckless behavior
- Older motorcycles
- Lane splitting
- Fixed objects
- Dangerous conditions
To avoid a life-threatening motorcycle accident, always drive defensively, wear a helmet, drive only when sober, and stay focused on the road. Always remember that your safety is more important than arriving on time.
Contact an Experienced Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Did you get into an accident while you were riding on your motorcycle? If you were seriously injured and you know that you did not have any fault in causing the accident, you should try to seek compensation. Thomas J. Henry Law would like to help you seek financial compensation from your injuries and the trauma you have experienced.