A 47-year-old semi driver from Tallahassee, Florida, was in an Odessa-area accident in which his rig collided with a motorcycle. He allegedly failed to yield the right-of-way to the motorcyclist, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety press release.
Semi Allegedly Pulls in Front of Motorcycle
The incident occurred at approximately 9:09 p.m. on June 18 when a 41-year-old man from Odessa was northbound on FM 1882 on his 1999 Harley Davidson motorcycle. At the same time, the truck driver, operating a 2003 semi tractor-trailer, attempted to turn on to FM 1882 from a side lot when his truck pulled into the path of the motorcycle, according to the Odessa American. The two vehicles collided.
Loss of Life Reported
Personnel with the Ector Sheriff’s Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to the scene. The motorcyclist died in the collision, and the medical examiner was also called to the scene.
Following the accident, authorities closed West County Road between 62nd Street and Yukon so that the investigation could proceed.
Although the investigation into this fatal motorcycle accident is ongoing, Texas state law does provide a means for seeking compensation when injury or death results from the negligent conduct of a motorist. A failure to yield the right-of-way is sometimes considered evidence of negligence. Survivors of a person killed under such circumstances can seek compensation for unpaid medical bills, pain-and-suffering, loss of companionship and burial expenses.
When injury or loss of life occurs in your family due to a traffic accident, it is possible to consult with a Odessa personal injury lawyer about the matter. Such a consultation is free and without obligation. Our firm fights hard to protect the legal rights of our clients. To ask your questions, and to learn more, please contact us.