A couple from Pearland was killed last week while riding their motorcycle. The couple were killed when the motorcycle on which they were riding was hit at the intersection of Telephone Road and the South Sam Houston Parkway East. They have five children.
According to eyewitnesses, the person who hit the couple ran a red light at the intersection. Police say the driver is 17, and was tested for intoxication. Police have not indicated whether the teen was intoxicated when the accident occurred. He has not been cited, arrested, or charged.
Motorcyclists can receive some of the most serious injuries of anyone driving on the roadways. About 5,000 motorcyclists are killed each year in the U.S. and many more are seriously injured. Unfortunately, deaths and injuries in motorcycle accidents are on the rise. This has been attributed to the rise in the number of motorcycles on the roads, as well as other factors.
Injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents can forever change the lives of those who are injured. There are some common causes of motorcycle accidents, such as the automobile driver being distracted or intoxicated, speeding, the driver failing to keep a proper lookout, and the driver failing to gauge the speed or distance.
When a motorcyclist is injured in an accident, it can impact both the person and his or her family. You may wish to consult with a Houston motorcycle accident attorney, who can help take statements from witnesses, photograph the scene of the crash, order police reports, hire accident reconstruction experts, examine medical records, negotiate with insurance companies, and more.
Call the Houston motorcycle accident attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. We can help you build a strong case. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation. You can learn more about our firm on our YouTube channel.