On Christmas Day, CBS DFW reports that a man riding on a motorcycle was killed after he collided with another vehicle. The accident happened at approximately 5:40 p.m. near Highway 67 and Woodard Avenue. Authorities say the driver of the motorcycle was 39 years old but have not released a name yet. The motorcycle accident caused a significant delay on the highway as officers performed a thorough investigation. There has been no other information released on the exact cause of the accident.
How to Prevent Motorcycle Accidents
Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents are quite common. Because a driver of a motorcycle is so exposed, they are often fatal. It is important if you ride your motorcycle that you take the steps necessary to remain safe. Here are a few tips to prevent being killed in a motorcycle accident:
- Ensure you are visible to other drivers when riding on your bike
- Wear a quality helmet
- Obey the rules of the road
- Do not exceed the speed limit
- Drive cautiously and try to anticipate driver’s actions
- Make eye contact when you are attempting to turn if you can
- Speak with an attorney
If you or a family member has been killed or injured in an accident, it is of paramount importance that you speak to an experienced personal injury attorney right away. You have rights that need to be asserted within a specific time frame. If you wait too long, you may forfeit your rights to compensation. Todd R. Durham has the experience, knowledge, and skill to get you what you deserve.