Fatal Houston Motorcycle Accident
Written by Greg on June 24, 2013
A motorcyclist reportedly ran into a pedestrian Sunday evening on Magnolia Avenue. According to reports from the Houston Chronicle, the pedestrian died in the accident and the motorcycle rider is in critical condition.
The report indicates that the motorcycle rider was popping wheelies and traveling at a high rate of speed hit a pedestrian causing the accident. Reportedly, motorcycle rider got up after the accident and pushed his motorcycle away.
The pedestrian was flown by helicopter to Memorial Hermann Hospital but they were unable to save him. Motorcycle rider was located at another hospital and was later flown by helicopter to Memorial Hermann Hospital.
The best majority of motorcycle accidents occur when the motorcycle you to loses control or struck by another vehicle who does not see the motorcycle. This accident is highly unusual in that a motorcycle accident to pedestrian is extremely rare.
Motorcycle riders usually have excellent vision when there is no vehicle ahead of them on the roadway. It is unknown exactly what caused the motorcycle to strike the pedestrian, whether it was speed or reckless driving.
While there was no mention of charges in the report published, should the motorcycle rider survive, the local authorities may seek to pursue charges for failure to stop and render aid and/or other charges.
Apparently, there were a group of pedestrians all walking together and one of them was struck by the motorcycle. The report indicates that pedestrians were walking along the side of the road.