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Motorcyclist in Texas killed in a truck accident

Motorists are placed in dangerous situations on a frequent basis. Drivers can only do so much to protect themselves from the decisions of those with whom they share the road. Unfortunately, one bad move by a motorist, for whatever reason, can have fatal consequences. Recently, a Texas man was killed in a truck accident, and it is likely that the actions of the truck driver are going to be questioned.

In mid-June, a 41-year-old male was killed when his motorcycle struck a semi truck. It is believed that the driver of the truck pulled out in front of the victim. This type of situation often gives people little or no time to react. Unfortunately, it appears that the motorcyclist was simply unable to avoid the truck.

The semi-truck driver was not injured in the incident. While the investigation into this incident is likely ongoing, it is believed that the truck driver simply failed to properly yield before entering the street. At this time, police have not indicated if any charges are pending against this individual.

Losing a loved one in any type of vehicle collision can feel unbearable, which is understandable. While accidents do happen, some form of negligence is often the culprit. In accordance with Texas laws, the surviving family members of this victim may be entitled to legal recourse. A wrongful death claimed filed in civil court against the driver deemed responsible for this truck accident and his or her employer may grant some compensation for the losses suffered, if litigation is successful.

Source: newswest9.com, "Odessa Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident", June 17, 2015

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