Why Most Motorcycle Accidents Happen
Written by Greg on May 6, 2015
The single biggest reason many people get seriously injured or killed on the motorcycle is that the other drivers cannot see or are not aware of the bike. This is known as the conspicuity problem that is a major cause of motorcycle accidents.
Recently, in Conroe, Texas a man perished and a woman was critically injured in an accident on loop 336 last Monday night. According to the news reports, the man and woman were eastbound near the 2900 block of South Loop 336 West when they were struck by a pick up truck.
As reported, the driver of the pickup truck but Apparently did not see the motorcycle while turning. Both of the riders were transported to Conroe Regional Hospital in critical condition however the man later died in the hospital because of injury sustained in the accident.
This unfortunate and tragic accident is another example of the dangers that motorcycle riders face every day on highways across the state of Texas. While there are many ways that motorcycle riders can help improve the odds, the fact remains the bike is hard to see for other drivers.
Even with extra running lights and bright clothing, the small size of a motorcycle is the problem for other motorists.
Studies of shown the majority of motorcycle accidents occur on Saturday and Sunday. Additionally, most wrecks happen at intersections. But without a doubt, not seeing the bike rider is a major factor in many fatal accidents.
In the Houston area a large number of motorcycle accidents happen on major highways when a motorcycle is not seen when other vehicles are changing lanes.
There’s little doubt that motorcycle riders in the greater Houston area should use extra caution when traveling on major highways, during peak traffic or during the evening hours.
Let’s hope for a speedy recovery for the survivor and pray for the family of the deceased.
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