Port Arthur, TX – Collision Between Motorcycle & Semi Leaves One Critically Injured On FM 365
Port Arthur, TX (July 9, 2019) – A man was critically injured after being involved in a motorcycle accident in Port Arthur. The crash took place on Monday, July 8th, around 2:00 p.m. The collision occurred at the intersection of FM 365 and W. Port Arthur Rd.
The deceased has been identified as 51-year-old Glen Patrick Klima of Port Arthur. He was traveling westbound on FM 365 on a 2002 Suzuki motorcycle at a dangerous rate of speed. At the same time, a semi-truck was driving westbound on West Port Arthur Rd, in the opposite direction of Klima.
Klima struck the 18-wheeler on it’s trailer as it entered the intersection. He was transported to St. Elizabeth hospital for treatment of severe injuries sustained in the accident. Klima was wearing his helmet at the time of the crash, according to emergency responders.
The driver of the semi was uninjured.
No other details of the incident were released. The crash is currently under investigation at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim, Glen Patrick Klima, and his family at this time. We hope for his full recovery.
Texas Area 18-Wheeler Crashes
Across the United States, nearly 5,000 accidents involving 18-wheelers result in death.
The occupants of the other vehicle take a majority of the impact. Due to the impact, most fatalities occur to the occupants of the other vehicle.
The size of a semi provides for a massive amount of force in the event of a collision, especially against a smaller vehicle.
In some cases, surviving family members can call a qualified Texas area 18-wheeler collision attorney in order to bring the at-fault party to justice after a fatal accident.
The team at the Benton Law Firm believe that no victim or their family should take on the financial burden of a crash that was not their fault.
Contact our law offices at (214) 771-9365 if you or a loved one have been harmed in a semi-truck accident.
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