Madison County, TX – Shane Yarnell Killed in Fatal Head-On Collision on SH 90
Madison County, TX (July 20, 2019) On the evening of July 19th, a fatal motorcycle accident happened on State Highway 90, about four miles south of Madisonville. A 2019 Cadillac Escalade was headed southbound and tried to drive through a no-passing zone on the highway. The Escalade struck a motorcyclist head-on who was traveling north on the highway. The accident happened around 10:00 p.m. close to FM 1452.
When the paramedics arrived, they found the motorcyclist lying on the road with fatal injuries. He has been identified as 46-year-old Shane Yarnell. The driver inside of the Escalade has been identified as 25-year-old Blas Soto Somoza. There were also passengers inside of the Escalade who have not been identified.
Authorities are still investigating the fatal collision.
Our thoughts are with the family of Shane Yarnell as they grieve over his loss.
Head-On Motorcycle Accidents
Statistics show that head-on collisions are most common in rural areas throughout Texas. These accidents are considered the most dangerous since it’s as if both vehicles are driving at twice their speed. When head-on collisions occur, there is a high percentage that fatalities will occur, especially if motorcyclists are involved.
At Benton Law Firm, our mission is to continue helping as many families as we can file wrongful death lawsuits against negligent parties after losing loved ones in collisions. We understand that head-on collisions are almost always caused by negligence, and we have no problem pursuing all possible negligent parties for compensation. If you lost a loved one in a head-on motorcycle collision, contact our office today for a free consultation at 214-219-4878.
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