Northeast Texas Motorcycle Accident Kills One, Injures Another
19 September 2014No Comments
A motorcyclist was killed and his passenger was injured in a tragic motorcycle accident earlier this month, when a pickup truck collided with the motorcycle on I-30 in Bowie County. The accident report indicates that the motorcycle was disabled in the roadway when the pickup truck ran it over, along with the person driving the motorcycle, although the passenger made it to safety before the collision took place. If you have been injured in a Texas motorcycle accident, or if you lost a loved one in a fatal motorcycle wreck in Corpus Christi, contact our knowledgeable attorneys at Bandas Law Firm today for legal help. Our lawyers have years of experience protecting the rights of motorcycle accident victims throughout Texas, and can help you pursue the financial compensation you deserve for your losses.
Pickup Truck Ran Over Motorcycle, Rider
According to troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety, the motorcycle was traveling on I-30 when, for reasons unknown, the rider had to lay his motorcycle down in the roadway. A witness saw the motorcyclist and his female passenger in the roadway and rushed to help. He was able to pull the passenger to safety, but before he could get back to help the motorcyclist, a pickup truck ran over both the motorcycle and its rider. The driver of the pickup truck was identified as Eric Hanks, and the person driving the motorcycle, later identified by police as 45-year-old Nicky E. Brooks of Garland, Texas, died at the scene of the accident. The passenger riding on the back of the motorcycle suffered injuries in the accident and was transported to Wadley Regional Medical Center in unknown condition.
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Motorcycle accidents occur far too frequently in Texas and throughout the United States, resulting in tens of thousands of injuries and thousands of fatalities every year. In fact, statistics show that motorcyclists are a whopping 35 times more likely to be involved in deadly accident on the road than occupants in passenger cars, due in large part to the small profile of motorcycles and the limited protection they offer riders. If you have suffered serious injuries in a motorcycle accident in Corpus Christi, or elsewhere in Texas, consult our reputable personal injury lawyers at Bandas Law Firm to discuss your legal options. Our law firm is located in Corpus Christi, and our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys can help you protect your legal rights and seek fair and timely reimbursement for your injuries.