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Two Hospitalized After Collision with Cow

Jonathan Hernandez7 months ago

News 4 San Antonio is reporting that a motorcyclist and the passenger on the motorcycle are both in critical condition after they were involved in an accident in which they hit a cow off Loop 410 on Saturday evening.

Details about the Motorcycle Accident 

According to police, the accident happened at about 8:45 p.m. off Loop 410 southeast and South W. W. White Road. Police have said that the motorcycle hit a black cow in the middle of the dark roadway. The driver of the motorcycle didn’t see the cow on the road before it was too late. The driver and the passenger, who were both wearing helmets at the time of the accident, are currently in critical condition with multiple injuries.

The cow was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. At this time, police are saying that the cow was wandering the highway at the time of the accident.

Important Information about Motorcycle Accidents

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there are thousands of wrongful deaths involving motorcycles every year in the United States:

  • Motorcycle drivers and passengers are more likely to be killed in an accident due to the lack of protection of being in an enclosed vehicle.
  • A total of 4.295 motorcyclists were killed in accidents in 2014.
  • Motorcycle fatalities counted for 13 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities in 2014.


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