Motorcyclist Killed in Crash in Houston, Texas

by | Feb 6, 2024 | Auto Accident, Wrongful Death

There was a deadly motorcycle accident in Houston, Texas on February 5, 2024. The crash occurred on the Interstate 10 westbound, near Wilcrest.  As a result of the crash, the rider became pinned under a Dodge Durango SUV.  The crash remains under investigation at this time.
Motorcycle drivers face heightened dangers in accidents due to their increased vulnerability on the road. Unlike passengers in cars, motorcyclists lack the protective enclosure of a vehicle, making them more susceptible to direct impacts with other vehicles, objects, or the road surface itself. This exposure significantly elevates the risk of severe injuries or fatalities. In collisions, motorcyclists can be thrown from their bikes, leading to a range of injuries from road rash and fractures to traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and spinal cord injuries, especially if helmets and protective gear are not used or fail to provide adequate protection. The risk of being overlooked by other drivers, due to a motorcycle’s smaller size and the blind spots in larger vehicles, further increases the danger of being involved in an accident. Additionally, road hazards that might be minor inconveniences for cars, such as potholes, wet or slippery surfaces, and debris, pose significant risks to motorcyclists, potentially causing loss of control or ejection from the motorcycle. These factors, combined with the high-speed capability of motorcycles, underscore the critical need for defensive driving, constant vigilance, and appropriate safety gear to mitigate the dangers to motorcyclists in accidents.
There have been a number of recent accidents involving vehicles, resulting in severe injuries and sometimes death.  There was an 18-wheeler overturn in Las Cruces, New Mexico on January 23, 2024.  There was an accident involving two commercial vehicles near Deming, New Mexico on January 26, 2024.  There was an accident involving an 18-wheeler in Beaumont, Texas on January 30, 2024.  There was an accident involving a FedEx 18-wheeler in Harris County, Texas on February 5, 2024.
Spagnoletti Law Firm has attorneys licensed in Texas, Florida, New Mexico and New York.  We have handled numerous cases involving 18-wheeler accidents in both federal and state court across the country.  Our attorneys have extensive experience and the skills needed to aggressively represent the families of loved ones who have lost their lives or been seriously injured in a trucking or commercial vehicle accident.  The experienced 18-wheeler accident attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm have previously been involved in similar cases and can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was involved in a trucking accident. Please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or to learn more about your legal rights.