Orange County, TX – John Franklin Martin Killed in Motorcycle Accident on I-10
Orange County, TX (July 21, 2019) On the evening of July 19th, a fatal motorcycle accident happened on the Interstate 10 freeway near mile marker 858. A 42-year-old man named John Franklin Martin was traveling eastbound in his 2010 Harley Davidson motorcycle when he crashed into a couch that was sitting in the middle of the roadway. Martin was unable to brake fast enough and ejected off of his motorcycle and onto the highway. The accident took place at around 10:45 p.m.
When the paramedics and police arrived to help him, they found him lying in the roadway with life-threatening injuries. They rushed him to St. Elizabeth’s hospital in Beaumont where he later passed away.
Authorities are investigating the collision and will reveal more information once they finalize their reports.
We send positive thoughts to the family of John Franklin Martin as they grieve over his loss.
Motorcycle Accidents in Texas
Unfortunately, motorcyclists are easily injured on highways since their vehicles are so small. Motorcycles are less stable than larger vehicles, which makes them more prone to lose balance due to large potholes, cracks, and objects in the middle of the highway. Drivers are supposed to ensure that furniture items are safely enclosed in their vehicles; otherwise, others are likely to sustain serious injuries or lose their lives. The city is also supposed to ensure that highways are clean and free of objects that could cause major collisions.
At Benton Law Firm, we are committed to assisting our clients with filing wrongful death lawsuits after losing loved ones in sudden accidents. Contact our office for a free consultation so that we can let you know if we are able to assist you with your case. Our attorneys can be reached at 214-219-4878.
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