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Motorcycle accidents: Crash claims the life of a college student

On Behalf of | May 22, 2019 | Motorcycle Accidents |

Motorcycles are definitely fun, but they can also be very dangerous. Riding a motorcycle on crowded Texas roadways is a very risky way to travel. Motorcycles do not have seat belts, and with riders totally exposed and minimally protected, motorcycle accidents often turn fatal. According to recent statistics, motorcyclists are five times more likely to be seriously injured in a crash than motorists in passenger vehicles.

Recently in Kingsville, an accident involving a motorcycle claimed the life of a female college student. The accident occurred during the afternoon hours on General Cavazos Boulevard. According to reports, the motorcyclist was traveling east on General Cavazos when an SUV pulled out of a nearby parking lot and onto the roadway.

Reports said the SUV collided with the motorcycle, causing the motorcyclist to be thrown onto the highway. Reportedly, the motorcyclist was severely injured, and first responders arrived on scene a short time later. They administered CPR on the woman and rushed her to a hospital where she tragically died from her injuries, reports said. The woman was a student at a local college, according to authorities.

Drivers should always stay focused and be on the lookout for motorcycles. Motorcycles have a small profile and can be harder to see, especially at night. This is a common cause of most motorcycle accidents. Texas families who have suffered the loss of a loved one due to negligence in a motorcycle accident may want to consider discussions with an experienced legal representative. A successfully litigated claim could provide much-needed compensation to help families pay end-of-life expenses and recover other monetary losses.