Teen Killed in Arlington Motorcycle Accident
teenager was fatally injured last Thursday as a result of a motorcycle accident. About the Fatal Motorcycle Crash
According to the
Star-Telegram, Armando Chavez, 17, was transported to Medical City Arlington around 6:45 pm after crashing his motorcycle into a mailbox at the 1800 block of Billy B Avenue near Texas 360.
pronounced dead at 8:54 pm.
Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fatal crash; however, they do believe speed was a potential factor. Chavez was only .2 miles from his house when the crash occurred.
Texas Traffic Accident Statistics
The following information was provided by the
Texas Department of Transpiration: 3,531 traffic fatalities were recorded in Texas in 2015. This marks little change from the 3,536 deaths reported in 2014. Motorcyclists (operators and passengers) accounted for 459 of the fatalities recorded in 2015. Investigators determined 52 percent of motorcyclists killed in traffic crashes in 2015 were not wearing helmets at the time of the crash. An additional 246,335 people were injured in traffic crashes in 2015 with 17,011 people suffering serious injuries. Live chat
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