Motorcyclists are enthusiastic about riding. However, they realize all too well that the trade for this feeling of freedom is an increased risk of injury or even death if they’re ever in an accident. Most of them follow safety procedures, such as wearing helmets while riding, but they can’t always count on other motorists to drive safely. Families who lose a loved one to a motorcycle crash may decide to file a wrongful death claim to seek full financial accountability from those believed to be responsible. That may be the choice of one Texas family after one motorcyclist died in a crash that led to an arrest.
Authorities say that the crash happened recently at an intersection of county roads. Though they haven’t reported on exactly how the accident occurred, they say that as a motorcycle was entering the intersection, it was struck by a pickup truck that failed to yield the right of way. The man on the motorcycle was 43 years old and did not survive the incident.
The 27-year-old man driving the pickup truck was arrested. He has been charged with intoxication manslaughter and tampering with evidence. Police have not disclosed exactly what led them to charge the pickup truck driver with those crimes. It is unclear if they are continuing their investigation of the incident.
Even if the driver of the pickup truck wasn’t facing any criminal charges, the family of the motorcyclist could still pursue other means of justice. They could file a wrongful death claim against the driver and/or any other parties deemed responsible. Anyone with questions about a similar incident here in Texas may want to reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney.