A tragic scene occurred Tuesday night when a motorcycle was hit by a drunk driver in an SUV that ran a red light. A married couple was riding on the motorcycle at about 8:00 p.m. on the northbound service road of Highway 121 at Plano Parkway. The couple was identified as Stephanie Byington and Jeremy Byington. Their son was riding a motorcycle behind them and witnessed the horrific crash. Both of them died on the scene shortly after authorizes arrived. The families of both victims have set up a GoFundMe account to help with the funeral expenses. At this time, authorities have not released the name of the driver of the SUV. They have stated that they are waiting until all evidence is collected and charges are filed.
What to Do If You Are Involved in a Motorcycle Accident
Motorcycle accidents are notoriously bad due to your vulnerability and lack of protection while riding. There is almost nothing between you and other vehicles on the road. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, you need to take proper precautions to ensure you don’t injure yourself further. Do the following:
- Remain calm
- Call for help
- Don’t move; you may aggravate your injury
- Make sure other cars won’t hit you by shining a light or flare
- Ask others on the scene to take pictures
- Call an attorney when you are able
Todd Durham the Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Todd Durham has expensive experience in helping clients with their motorcycle accidents. Attorney Todd Durham can assist you every step of the way with your claim. If you can’t come to his office, call, and we will do everything we can to help you get what you need. You deserve compensation for your motorcycle accident. You just need to get the right attorney to fight for you.