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Motorcycle Accidents

A 23-year-old Temple man lost his life when his motorcycle and a car collided in Waco late in the evening on Feb. 2.

According to a spokesperson with the Waco Police Department (WPD), disptachers first started receiving calls alerting them to a crash that had occurred along the 1400 block of N. Valley Mills Dr. just after 11:15 p.m. that Saturday night.

When they arrived at the crash scene, they found the motorcyclist lying in the road unresponsive. Paramedics quickly arrived and transported him to Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center. He died soon after his arrival there.

A spokesperson for WPD notes that their officers interviewed the motorist involved in the crash as well as witnesses who saw what occurred. Each of them reported having seen the car’s driver pull out of a parking in the moments before the motorcyclist ran into the rear portion of their vehicle. They then watched in horror as he was flung from his motorbike.

WPD’s Crash Reconstruction Investigators remained at the scene to take measurements, interview more witnesses and photograph the scene. Their preliminary conclusion is that speed may have played a role in this fatal crash.

Of the many different types of motorcycle crashes, wipe-outs are some of the most common. Individuals who are involved in these types of accidents risk serious injuries such as broken bones as well as brain and spine injuries. Some motorcyclists die in them.

When you’ve been seriously hurt or lost a loved one in a Texas crash, a motorcycle accidents attorney can help you do what’s necessary to protect your right to compensation.

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Michael Zimmerman

Michael was born in Houston, Texas. His education at Baylor and Texas State Universities earned him a Bachelor of Science degree in 1987. His major was in Biology with a Minor in Chemistry. He finished his legal education at Texas Southern University in 1990, earning a Juris Doctorate from Thurgood Marshall School of Law. He was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1990.

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