A tragic motorcycle accident occurred over the weekend in Houston. The accident occurred before 7 p.m. on I-45 near FM 1960. The accident involved two brothers who were riding on two motorcycles on a southbound feeder road. The driver in front of the motorcycles was not familiar with the area and started to enter the HOV lane, which was closed at the time with barricades.
The driver of the car swerved back into the feeder road in the path of the motorcycles, and the motorcycles swerved to avoid him. They then headed for the HOV lane, and the motorcyclist in front crashed through the barricade. The second motorcycle ran into and over the first motorcycle. One of the brothers died at the scene, and the other was taken to the hospital by Life Flight. Both men were wearing helmets.
In addition to that accident, another Houston motorcycle accident occurred on January 8. The motorcyclist was involved in a minor accident with a BMW on the service road of I-45S. The motorcyclist had minor injuries, but refused treatment and rode away on his motorcycle. A day later, the man was pronounced dead due to head injuries sustained during the accident.
Both of these tragic accidents provide some important lessons for motorcyclists. The first is to be aware of other drivers. Although there is probably nothing the motorcyclists in the first story could have done to avoid the accident or their injuries, it's still critical to carefully observe other drivers and anticipate any sudden moves. The second story illustrates the importance of seeking medical treatment after an accident. Some accidents truly are so minor that the individuals involved do not need treatment. However, any accident involving any type of bump to the head can be dangerous. The person injured should seek medical treatment even if he or she feels fine.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Houston motorcycle accident, it's important to contact an attorney after seeking medical treatment. Call the Houston motorcycle accident attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 713-489-9493. We will be happy to help you with your case.