May 14th, 2013|
May 14, 2013
A Dallas Motorcycle Accident that occurred several weeks ago was responsible for claiming the life of a woman. Reports indicate the crash occurred on Sunday, April 28, at approximately 10:00 p.m., along I-20 in southwest Dallas County.
According to CBS-DFW News, the woman was part of a group of motorcyclists who were riding along the highway. When the group began to slow for traffic, a car that was behind the bikes failed to come to a halt and plowed into the rear end of the victim’s bike. Rescue crews were called to the scene, but the victim died before she could be transported for treatment.
The accident highlights the need for motorists to be more aware of motorcycles as the weather begins to warm across Texas. Studies have shown that one of the most common reasons given by motorists who strike motorcycles is that they simply did not see the bike. This is why it is so vital that an individual focus their attention on the road at all times when driving. Also, motorists should always look twice in both directions before entering traffic at intersections. Another great way for motorcyclists to protect themselves is to always wear a DOT-approved helmet.
The Dallas Personal Injury Lawyers with Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough recognize the dangers motorcyclists face each time they ride. That’s why the firm hopes these tips will be successful in helping to prevent such accidents in the future.
February 26th, 2013|
February 26, 2013
A 21-year-old man from Sherman, Texas, remains in critical condition following a Texas Motorcycle Accident with a drunk driver. According to KTEN 10 News, the crash occurred Sunday at around 7:00 p.m. at the corner of 1st Street and Spring Road.
Reports indicate the victim and a friend were riding their motorcycles northbound on 1st Street. As the bike began to approach the intersection with Spring Road, a red pickup truck being driven by an intoxicated 50-year-old man attempted to make a left turn in front of the bikes. The victim was unable to stop his motorcycle in time and collided with the truck. The impact caused the bike and its rider to careen off the road, where they then struck a tree.
Rescue crews arrived at the scene and rushed the injured motorcyclist to a local trauma center. Doctors determined the victim suffered extensive injuries as a result of the collision, including multiple broken bones and serious internal injuries. The young man also lost a leg.
Further investigation into the crash determined the driver of the truck was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. He was placed under arrest and will now face between two and 20-year in prison for his crimes.
The Dallas Personal Injury Lawyers with the law firm of Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough would like to wish the injured biker a full and speedy recovery from his injuries!