Driving a motorcycle is a dangerous task under the best of conditions. When a person is driving a motorcycle on a busy interstate that has construction projects being completed, the danger is increased. In those cases, the motorcycle riders are placing more trust in other drivers and the construction crews to make sure they are safe. A recent accident in Houston shows that placing that trust in others is sometimes a bad idea.
The car accident happened along Interstate 290 eastbound when motorcycle riders were going through a construction zone. Four motorcycles reportedly tried to avoid debris that was airborne and flying toward them when the fatal accident occurred. One 39-year-old man was killed as he tried to avoid colliding with the debris.
In addition to the death, there were also injuries that occurred in the accident. Three bikers were injured, one of whom had to have his leg amputated.
The bikers who were involved in the accident were members of the Gray Ghost Motorcycle Club's Caddo Parish Chapter. This is a motorcycle club that has ties to the Bandidos in Shreveport. The group's mission statement includes references to charity work and supporting the community.
For people who are on motorcycles, flying objects pose a unique hazard because these riders don't have the protection associated with other passenger vehicles. The family of the man who was killed, as well as those who were injured in the accident, might decide to seek compensation for damages related to this accident. It is imperative that they understand the process and their rights prior to filing their claims.
Source: KTBS.com, "Shreveport biker dies in Texas crash" Craig Sims, Jun. 08, 2014