Motorcycle accidents are very dangerous and can hold serious injuries to those involved. This was the case for a North Texan woman on Friday, whose motorcycle ride turned into a tragedy. Although many people hear of motorcycle accidents, it is sometimes a shock that one can occur on a road that many of us frequent for work, school, and other activities. Driver safety is a responsibility for all of us to ensure, regardless whether it involves a car, truck, or motorcycle. All drivers are lives that are worth valuing.
A Terrible Collision
According to official reports, the motorcycle accident occurred Friday morning on highway I-35 W, northbound, close to the busy Alliance Airport. The accident occurred after a motorcyclist collided with a car. The driver of the motorcycle was killed after her motorcycle flipped due to the impact. She was pronounced dead at the scene. It is still not clear how the accident took place.
According to witnesses, the highway was closed so the wreck could be cleared and investigated. Whether or not there were other cars involve in the accident is still under investigation.
Motorcyclists and Drivers Have a Dual Responsibility
It is no secret that keeping the roads we drive on safe is a responsibility that all drivers must have. Motorcycle accidents such as the one mentioned above could have been avoided, if one of the parties involved had made a certain maneuver, hadn’t been on their phone, or should have been paying a bit more attention. Even though these tragic accidents have occurred, there is no way that we can go back and fix them or somehow go back in time to prevent it all from happening.
What we do have, however, is the opportunity to prevent accidents from happening in the present and future. Thinking ahead before we drive our cars, trucks, and motorcycles can significantly reduce the likelihood of an accident taking place. Motorcyclists should be aware of all vehicles and avoid making wrong maneuvers, such as going in between two lanes of traffic, speeding on a shoulder, or switching lanes with little to no time for other drivers to notice. By the same token, vehicles drivers should be fully aware of motorcyclists and give them the proper space they need.
Do You Have Any Motorcycle Safety Tips?
There are many ways that motorcyclists and drivers can keep the road free of harm’s way. What suggestions would you offer to people that can help keep safety a top priority between motorcyclists and drivers? Let us know in the comments below, because discussing the matter will help spread awareness, which in turn can help prevent accidents from occurring in the future.
Before you go out on the road again make sure to take the proper precautions so ensure the safety of everyone on the road and remember, if you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle accident, please do not hesitate and give us a call. The Anderson Law Firm is here to help.