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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.

There are multiple reasons as to why a motorist may cross the center line, such as distractions, drowsiness, impairment or medical problems. When drivers drift across the center line serious injuries or even fatalities might occur. No matter the cause, this negligent act can result in liability for any physical or financial damages incurred as a result from an accident.

Although the driver of the motorcycle lost his life, his negligent actions allow the truck driver to pursue adequate legal options. He may be entitled to compensation to help mitigate the cost of medical care, or other bills received that correlate with the truck accident. While financial compensation may not ease the victim's physical or emotional pain, it can act as a guide for the family through such a painful and overwhelming time.

Source: conchovalleyhomepage.com, "Texas DPS identifies motorcyclist killed in collision with truck on TX 208", Kimber Collins, Dec. 2, 2017

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