Three Motorcyclists Injured in Crash with Dump Truck on Interstate 10 in Orange County
Orange County, TX. (May 13, 2020)- Three motorcyclists were injured in a multi-vehicle crash on May 9, 2020 in Orange County, Texas. The accident occurred around 11:30 a.m. on the feeder road of Interstate 10. DPS reported that a 2001 Peterbilt dump truck was traveling eastbound on the feeder road when the driver changed lanes. The driver of the dump truck then sideswiped three Harley Davidson motorcycle riders. All three riders and the dump truck driver were transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital with injuries. The dump truck driver was cited for unsafe lane changing. The crash remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families. We wish them a full and speedy recovery.
Motorcycle Accidents in Texas
Motorcycle accidents happen every day throughout the United States for many reasons. Most of the time the reason is negligence, especially if the accident occurs at an intersection. If a driver does not slow down as a traffic light turns yellow and still attempts to speed through an intersection or make a left turn, they risk crashing into motorcyclists and leaving with them with extreme injuries. It’s easy for motorcyclists to eject off of their motorcycles upon impact since they do not wear seat belts and are not shielded by any protective cover.
At Benton Law Firm, we understand how dangerous it is for motorcyclists to be involved in vehicle collisions, especially since they’re highly susceptible to sustaining catastrophic or fatal injuries. We are constantly helping injured motorcyclists file personal injury lawsuits against negligent drivers. If you or someone you love was harmed in a motorcycle accident, call our office today at 214-777-7777 for a free consultation.
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