A fatal crash occurred in Smith County, Texas. The Texas Department of Public Safety released some details about the accident between a car and a motorcycle. The accident happened in the early morning hours on Highway 14, near N. Loop 323. A man driving a motorcycle was hit head on by a woman driving a Dodge Charger. The woman driver was apparently trying to pass a truck in a no-passing zone when she hit the motorcyclist.
The motorcycle driver was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The woman driving the car was transported to the hospital where she later died of her injuries. Both lanes of the highway were closed while Smith County Sheriff’s Department investigated and cleaned up the scene. No further details of the accident have been released.
This type of motorcycle accident is not uncommon. In fact, as many as 56% of all motorcycle accidents are head-on. In this case, there was nothing the motorcyclist could have done to prevent the crash. As happens in many motorcycle accidents, it was caused by the negligence of the other driver. A Dallas motorcycle accident attorney specializes in reviewing the cause of such accidents.
Sometimes a re-enactment of the accident is necessary to determine the exact way it occurred. Police may perform the re-enactment or it may be done by your Dallas motorcycle accident attorney. Exact measurements are taken, skid marks are viewed, and photos are taken to help understand the seconds and minutes that led up to the crash. If witnesses are available, the Dallas motorcycle accident attorney may interview them to gain more knowledge of what happened. When an accident is due to the negligence of another, the victim or his family may seek compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, or for burial needs.