Two motorcycles crashed while traveling southbound on FM 265 on December 31st, killing one man. The deceased man, age 61, was driving a 2007 Thunderbird Motorcycle and passed out while riding. The front tire of his bike hit the back of the other bike and he was thrown off. The man killed was not wearing a helmet and was pronounced dead on the scene.
Authorities are still unsure why the man passed out while driving, and an autopsy is being performed to further investigate the situation. Motorcycle riders who choose to ride without a helmet put themselves at risk for serious head injuries and death. Wearing a helmet is one of the best safety measures that motorcycles drivers can take to save their life. Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that the number of deaths on motorcycles in 2007 was approximately 37 times the number of deaths in cars. Motorcyclists are typically more prone to crash injuries because they are not surrounded with a metal body like car occupants are. Helmets are the foremost countermeasure for preventing crash-related head injuries, one of the leading causes of death for motorcyclists.
Even if you wear a helmet, you may find yourself the victim of a motorcycle accident that has caused serious injuries such as paralysis, brain injuries or fractures, it is important for you to
contact a Houston motorcycle injury attorney. An attorney at our firm is intimately familiar with the laws and regulations concerning accidents in the state of Texas, and we are committed to helping the victims of accidents. With the assistance of an experienced
Houston motorcycle accident lawyer, you can be on your way to a full recovery with the help of monetary compensation.