Texas is home to beautiful landscapes and wide open spaces The many scenic roadways that criss-cross the state are great for motorcyclists. However, traveling by motorcycle these days can be very risky. What makes riding motorcycles so risky is not the motorcycles themselves, but the other vehicles on the road. Since bikers are exposed to the elements, motorcycle accidents are more likely to result in serious injury or death.
Recently in San Antonio, a hit-and-run accident involving a motorcycle resulted in the death of one man. The accident happened on Southeast Loop 410. According to investigators, the motorcyclist may have cut in front of a car, and the driver of the car became angry. Reports said the driver of the car engaged in road rage and began attempting to pass the motorcycle.
Reportedly, the driver of the car forced the motorcyclist into the grassy median and into some high tension cables. Reports said the motorcyclist was thrown from his bike and slammed into a post. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead on the scene. The driver of the car fled the scene and has not yet been located, according to police.
Roadways across Texas are becoming more crowded and dangerous every day, especially for motorcyclists. Suffering the loss of a loved one in an accident is always difficult, but when the at-fault driver flees the scene, this experience can be incredibly traumatic. Texas families who have lost loved ones in motorcycle accidents may want to consider discussions with an attorney. Damages from a successful lawsuit could provide much-needed monetary relief to help families in this time of need.