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1 injured and 1 dead in Texas motorcycle accident

An accident in Texas that occurred during the first weekend in September was responsible for injuring one individual and killing another. This motorcycle accident happened in the El Paso area, in the early morning hours of Sept. 5. Local police are still investigating this incident.

According to reports, a male -- driver -- and a female -- passenger -- were on a motorcycle, stopped at a traffic signal, when their vehicle was struck from behind by a small SUV. Due to the force of impact, both victims were thrown from the motorcycle. The driver suffered unspecified injuries and was transported to a medical facility. The passenger is said to have died at the scene of the collision.

The driver of the SUV claims not to have seen to motorcycle before the crash. Police have indicated that speed was a contributing factor in this incident. Criminal charges are pending in this matter.

This type of motorcycle accident is frighteningly common. Just as in this case, drivers will often claim that the failure to see these vehicles is the reasoning behind such incidents. While motorcycles are smaller than traditional vehicles, this does not excuse drivers from failing to be aware of their surroundings. In this particular incident, the injured victim may pursue a personal injury claim against the individual deemed responsible for the crash, and the surviving family members of the deceased may also take legal action. If, upon the successful establishment of negligence, a Texas civil court finds in favor of the victims, monetary relief for specified losses may be awarded.

Source: kfoxtv.com, "EPPD responds to deadly motorcycle crash", Jasmine Garcia, Sept. 5, 2015

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