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Houston motorcycle accident leaves one dead


Most Houston residents are aware that motorcycles can be more dangerous than other types of vehicles. Their small size can make them harder to see on the road, their narrower base makes them unsteady, and they lack the protection drivers of other vehicles enjoy. Still, many Texans enjoy riding, and the state certainly has its share of people willing to take those risks for the thrill of the ride. In most cases, motorcyclists believe that a terrible accident won't happen to them

Unfortunately, for one man, this belief turned out to be false. The 28-year-old was traveling north on I-45 when he collided with the rear of an SUV that allegedly suddenly braked in front of him. The accident occurred in the early morning hours near the Rankin Road exit. The man was taken to a hospital, but died there of his injuries shortly after admission.

According to police, witnesses say that the SUV had been weaving in and out of traffic lanes just before the accident. It was these same witnesses that claim the SUV slowed suddenly, causing the crash. While the driver reportedly stopped and exited the vehicle after the accident, it appears that he soon reentered the SUV and left the scene before authorities arrived. Police are still on the lookout for the man, who witnesses say looked to be in his 20s.

While it is impossible to know at the moment, there is a good chance that this accident was caused by the negligence of the driver of the SUV. Even though motorcycles may be dangerous, riders still need to be afforded the same rights as other drivers when it comes to receiving compensation for injuries or deaths suffered due to the carelessness of another.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by another driver, don't hesitate to contact an attorney to discuss what rights you may have.

Source: abc13.com, "Driver on the run after deadly motorcycle crash on North Fwy," Sept. 24 2017

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