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Firefighter's Fatal Motorcycle Accident is an Important Reminder to All Drivers

Posted on behalf of Stephens, Anderson & Cummings on Mar 26, 2013 in Motorcycle Accidents

According to WFAA.com, a motorcycle accident on a Monday night in March led to the death of two people. The collision occurred on Sycamore School Road just six blocks west of the South Freeway.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation, although law enforcement believes the firefighter who was driving the motorcycle may have swerved in order to prevent an accident. Fire station 28, where the victim worked was the first to respond to the accident scene.

Two other victims in the collision were taken to the hospital where one died from their injuries and another's condition was unknown.

In 2011, there were more than 479 fatal motorcycle accidents throughout the state, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. Deaths included both cyclists and their passengers.

This unfortunate accident along with the hundreds more that occur in Texas are a reminder of the importance of motorcycle safety.

The motorcycle accident attorneys at Stephens, Anderson & Cummings would like to remind riders to always use a helmet and obey all driving laws and regulations.

Additionally, drivers of a passenger cars must also be careful when they are sharing the road with a motorcycle. Many motorcycle collisions are caused by:

  • Driver distractions
  • Speeding
  • Breaking safety laws (running a red light, failing to yield the right of way, etc.)
  • Tailgating

Many drivers often misjudge the speed of a motorcycle or how close they are to their own vehicle. In some cases, drivers will fail to see a motorcycle because they did not look closely enough.

Drivers and motorcyclists need to exercise reasonable care when they are out on the road in order to prevent accidents from happening.