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Deadly motorcycle accident involving a teen in North Austin

It's no surprise that driving a motorcycle comes with a higher risk of injury than for those that travel by motor vehicle, especially when a teenager is in control. Teenagers or young adults tend to be oblivious of how dangerous a motorcycle can be, causing other motorists to be weary of them while traveling. In a recent motorcycle accident, in North Austin, a teenager was killed after trying to avoid contact with another vehicle.

During the early afternoon hours of Dec. 4, the biker was traveling northbound on a Texas roadway when it encountered a pickup truck. While trying to avoid contact with the truck, which apparently swerved unexpectedly to exit onto a service road, the driver of the motorcycle lost control and struck the truck's right rear tire. The driver of the motorcycle was unfortunately pronounced dead at the scene due to the impact.

Texas truck accident caused by negligent motorcyclist

For many licensed motorists, crossing the center line is a frightening, yet common occurrence. While some drivers catch a lucky break, and make it to their destination unscathed, many others are not so fortunate. This proved true in a recent truck accident in Texas, that claimed the life of a motorcyclist when the two vehicles collided.

While traveling north on Texas highway 208, a motorcyclist approached a curve in the road and mistakenly veered off into oncoming traffic. This common error caused the driver of a pickup truck in the southbound lane to swerve right, hoping to avoid a collision. Unfortunately, both vehicles collided along the fog lane. Although the driver of the truck survived, he did suffer debilitating injuries from the crash, while the driver of the motorcycle succumbed to his injuries. The Texas Department of Public Safety also confirmed that the motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

Texas motorcycle accident leaves man critically injured

Every time the warmer weather rolls around, many media stations throughout Texas run motorcycle awareness campaigns to help remind motorists to share the road with these two-wheeled vehicles. Unfortunately, these campaigns are discontinued when fall approaches even though many bikers will continue to ride in spite of cooler weather and diminished daylight hours. As a result, motorcyclists may face an increased risk of being involved in a motorcycle accident that is caused by an inattentive motorist.

Recently, officials received a report of a collision involving a motorcycle and a pickup truck. According to the police report, a 20-year-old man was operating his motorcycle along a local road in a westerly direction. A motorist was approaching a crossroads at approximately the same time. The driver of of the truck then proceeded to attempt to complete a left-hand turn.

Alleged drunk driver kills 3 members of a family in car accident

One of the best ways to renew family ties and build memories is through vacations. Unfortunately, those memories can become nightmares in the event that a car accident results in the deaths of loved ones. Recently, such a tragedy occurred when a family decided to visit Texas on vacation.

The police report indicated that the deadly collision was caused when a allegedly intoxicated driver was operating his car along a local road in Austin. At some point, the 41-year-old driver lost the ability to control his car, and it veered off of its travel lane and broke through steel cabling that separated the opposing lanes of traffic. His vehicle then collided head-on with another vehicle that was transporting an out-of-state family here on vacation. 

Texas multi-vehicle crash believed to be caused by trucker error

Every day along Texas freeways, there is the risk of getting caught up in a serious car accident. While the majority of motorists make every effort to operate their vehicles conscientiously, other drivers do not take the same care and consideration. A recent multi-car accident left one woman with serious injuries and seems to have been caused by a trucker error.

The wreck occurred along Interstate 10 and reportedly involved nine vehicles. The report indicated that several vehicles had come to a stop due to a back-up along the interstate. A man driving a tractor-trailer that was approaching in the same lane apparently failed to notice the slowdown. He did not adjust his speed in order to avoid a collision. His commercial vehicle then slammed into the rear of a small SUV that was one of the cars that had stopped due to traffic conditions.

Man injured in hit-and-run motorcycle accident in Texas

Most motorcyclists are aware of the dangers they face as they travel the roads and highways of Texas. But even the most diligent rider cannot prevent every motorcycle accident, especially a rear-end collision. Recently, such a crash left a man with serious injuries.

Texas officials reported to the scene of a wreck that occurred along a feeder road off of a local highway. The rider had exited from Texas 121 and was traveling along the feeder road. The motorcyclist was possibly unaware of the sedan approaching from the rear. That vehicle then collided with the rear of the bike. According to the report, the driver of the car then proceeded to run his vehicle over both the victim and his motorcycle.

Driver causes fatal car accident; flees scene on foot

Traveling the Texas freeways always demands the greatest attention in order to avoid causing any harm to fellow motorists. Unfortunately, not every driver exercises the same focus on the task at hand, and inattention could result in a horrifying car accident. Recently, officials responded to the scene of a tragic wreck that took the life of one woman.

Texas police arrived on the scene of the crash to discover that the driver of the vehicle believed to have caused the wreck had fled the scene on foot. The accident was caused when the 19-year-old driver of the first vehicle ran into the rear of the victim's car. That impact sent her car into a support structure for an overpass. Her vehicle then flipped before coming to rest along the side of the highway. The collision resulted in the car being crushed.

Texas police looking for driver after fatal bicycle accident

In 2015, approximately 50 people were killed in Texas while riding their bicycles. The numbers have not seemed to drop over the past two years as two large cities report an average of six bicycle accident fatalities every year. Police are investigating the most recent death that occurred on a late Saturday morning.

According to the report, a 21-year-old woman was riding her bicycle along a local feeder road of a busy parkway. As she proceeded on the road, an approaching vehicle hit her from behind. The driver of that car then fled the scene. The woman did not survive her injuries.

Texas officials investigating months-old motorcycle accident

There are some investigations that seem to drag on for months. While officials typically work to ensure that all angles of serious collision are thoroughly examined, the families of victims may grow weary of waiting for the authorities to announce what led to the loss of their loved one. Texas officials are still working on an examination of the scene of a fatal motorcycle accident that occurred in July.

The police announced that the road where the wreck occurred would be shut down in both directions while crews collected information from the scene. Officials did not state whether they were looking for specific information. They only indicated that the road closure would probably last for the duration of the morning. 

Easing diabetic restrictions may lead to truck accident risk

For years, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has barred some truck drivers with a chronic illness from operating large commercial vehicles. However, it is now contemplating allowing some drivers with diabetes to hit the highways again. However, will this decision result in more Texas residents facing a higher risk of being involved in a serious truck accident?

The FMCSA has recently updated its guidelines concerning which diabetic drivers could be permitted to get behind the wheel of their rigs. Truckers who wish to work will be required to submit the stipulated documents that prove they meet the guidelines. These drivers must have diabetes that has been well controlled for the past year with no incidents of symptoms of hypoglycemia for the past 12 months, which can include severe dizziness or loss of consciousness.

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