Wheeler County, TX – Robert Leighty Killed in Motorcycle Crash on I-40
Wheeler County, TX (September 16, 2019) – At approximately 11:40 p.m. on September 12, emergency crews responded to the scene of a major motor vehicle accident on I-40 that involved a motorcycle.
According to reports, 59-year-old Robert Leighty was traveling east on his motorcycle on I-40 when a semi-truck who was driving behind attempted to pass Leighty, clipped the motorcycle as he was trying to maneuver back into the lane. The semi lost control and slammed into the median causing the motorcyclist to end up under the tractor-trailer.
Leighty was transported to an area hospital in Shamrock where he succumbed to his injuries and died.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Robert Leighty. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Texas
Statistics show that more than 500 motorcyclists lose their lives in collisions along Texas roadways annually. Unfortunately, a large percentage of accidents are the result of driver’s who are negligent. When semi-truck drivers fail to observe their surroundings before changing lanes, they place the lives of others at risk. When victims are killed in collisions due to the negligent acts of others, it is imperative that their families contact a wrongful death attorney in Texas as soon as possible.
Texas personal injury attorneys at The Benton Law Firm have over two decades of combined experience helping families get the justice they deserve for the wrongful death of a loved one. Our attorneys work diligently to ensure families are able to recover from the wrongful death of a loved one.
Although we understand it is difficult for families to decide whether they should file a legal claim against those at-fault, we firmly believe those harmed deserve to recover from the wrongful death of a loved one. Contact our motorcycle accident attorneys in Texas at (214) 219-4878 to see how we can help you.
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