A motorcycle can be a fun and invigorating way to travel. However, although this mode of transportation appeals to some, motorcyclists need to pay special attention when riding. Because these vehicles are typically much smaller than most other types of motor vehicles, they may not be as easily seen. Even the most careful riders may find themselves in a motorcycle accident, and the damage may be significant to both the motorcycle and the operator. Such was the case in a recent accident in Texas.
The accident occurred in Bell County on a recent Friday evening and involved two motorcycles and a pickup truck. The driver of the truck attempted a U-turn while heading south on a state highway and, while doing so, collided with a motorcycle heading north. That motorcyclist then hit another motorcycle.
This horrific accident did not end well for all three of these drivers. The driver of the first motorcycle was taken to a nearby medical center, where he succumbed to his injuries, while the second motorcyclist has been left with incapacitating injuries. The pickup truck driver, believed to have been intoxicated at the time of the crash, was arrested and may be facing an intoxication manslaughter charge.
No one expects a tragic motorcycle accident such as this to occur. These victims' families are likely dealing with unexpected medical expenses and, in at least one case, funeral costs, not to mention grieving their personal loss. These families and other people who have experienced similar events may wish to contact an experienced Texas attorney to discuss pursuing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. Of course, nothing can bring back a loved one, but a successful outcome can help alleviate the financial burden many families feel during a time such as this.