A Texas woman died on Tuesday due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
Details about the Fatal Motorcycle Accident
The Beaumont Enterprise is reporting that a 27-year-old woman from Vidor died on Tuesday after succumbing to her injuries she sustained in a motorcycle accident that happened on Sunday, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
The Department of Public Safety also reports that the accident happened at about 6:25 p.m. on Sunday along Interstate 10 at the FM 105 exit ramp, which is in Orange County.
34-year-old Brannon Wooden, who was operating the motorcycle at the time of the accident, was being treated at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital as of Sunday evening. 27-year-old Kadie Odom, the passenger on the motorcycle, was taken to the same hospital and was pronounced dead there on Tuesday.
Wooden was driving the 2014 Harley Davidson motorcycle heading west on Interstate 10, when he took the exit ramp and then slammed on his brakes and lost control of the motorcycle. The motorcycle crashed into a concrete sidewall and then rolled over several times before coming to a stop.
Important Information about Motorcycle Accidents
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in the United States, and, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of people involved in motorcycle accidents every year in the United States:
- In 2014, there were a total of 4,295 people who were killed in motorcycle accidents.
- During the same year, motorcycle fatalities accounted for about 13 percent of all motor vehicle accident fatalities.
- Helmets have been proven to be about 37 percent effective in preventing motorcycle fatalities.