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Houston Motorcyclist Killed in Accident

Tina Robinson2 years ago

A Houston motorcyclist was killed on Saturday evening in a fatal accident that involved two other vehicles, according to Click2Houston.

About the Fatal Motorcycle Accident

Houston Police Department officials told reporters the accident occurred at approximately 10:15 p.m. on Saturday near the intersection of South Gessner Road and Beechnut Street. An unidentified motorcyclist pulled into the middle lane without warning and was struck by a Chrysler Sebring. The impact of the collision pushed the motorcyclist into a minivan.

The motorcyclist was taken to a nearby hospital where he died from injuries sustained in the accident. Two occupants of the minivan were also taken to the hospital and are listed in stable condition.

Police tested the driver of the Sebring for alcohol. She was not found to be intoxicated. Authorities say no charges will be filed in connection to the fatal accident.

Motorcycle Accident Facts

Each year, thousands of motorcyclists are killed in traffic accidents nationwide. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 2001 and 2008, there were roughly 34,000 motorcycle-related fatalities and 1,222,000 motorcycle-related injuries. Although motor vehicle-related death rates have dropped, motorcycle death rates nearly doubled between 1999 and 2008.

The CDC notes that 20-24 year-olds have the highest death and injury rates, closely followed by those in the 25-29 year-old age group. About 30% of nonfatal injuries treated in emergency rooms were to the leg or foot; about 22% were injuries to the head or neck.

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