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National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) are currently observing National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. They’re calling on drivers in Texas and all around the country to “Share the Road” with motorcycle rider. Motorcyclists continue to be one of the more vulnerable roadway user groups. Even with helmets, they’re still at an increased risk for catastrophic and potentially deadly injuries. Drivers are reminded to put their phones down and pay attention to the road. Motorcycles are smaller than traditional passenger occupant vehicles, so drivers need to be on the lookout.

Motorcycle Crash Statistics

  • In Texas in 2015, 455 motorcycle riders died in traffic crashes.
  • An additional 1,867 motorcycle riders were injured in crashes across the state.
  • In 2014, 4,586 motorcyclists were killed in crashes nationwide.
  • An additional 88,000 motorcycle riders were injured across the country in 2014.
  • Helmets saved an estimated 1,630 motorcyclists in 2014.

Share The Road with Motorcycles

Sharing the road is all about being a courteous, respectful and attentive roadway user. Drivers that share the road always check their mirrors and blind spots before changing lanes. Motorcyclists need more room to maneuver in the event of a roadway emergency, so drivers are reminded to give them plenty of space. You should never try to share a lane with a motorcycle rider either. Listed below are the TxDOT’s top five tips for drivers to improve motorcycle safety.

TxDOT’s Tips for Drivers

  1. Look twice for motorcycles, especially at intersections.
  2. Use turn signals.
  3. Don’t follow Motorcycles too closely and give them a full lane.
  4. Check mirrors and blind spots before switching lanes.
  5. Always assume motorcycles are closer than they appear.

Put Down the Phone

The best way to keep motorcycle riders safe this month and all year long, is to make a commitment to distraction-free driving. You can’t Share the Road with motorcycles if you’re sending or receiving a text. Put down the phone, and lookout for motorcycles, pedestrians, cyclists and other roadway users. If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident due to a dangerous, distracted or negligent driver in Wichita Falls or in any of the surrounding Texoma communities, contact the skilled and proven team at the Altman Legal Group at 940-761-4000 for a free case consultation.

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Motorcycle Safety in Wichita Falls

News Channel Six recently reported on injury-causing and fatal motorcycle crashes in Wichita Falls over the past 12 months. At least three motorcycle fatalities have occurred in the city this year, and all three deaths have something in common. The riders were not wearing helmets at the time of their crashes. In Texas, riders under the age of 21 are required to wear helmets, but riders over the age of 21 can choose to ride unprotected. Although the State of Texas requires motorcycle riders to take a foundation safety course, where helmet use is heavily emphasized, many riders across the state still choose to ride without a helmet.

Motorcycle Crash Facts

  • In 2013, 4,668 motorcyclists were killed in crashes.
  • An estimated 88,000 motorcyclists were injured in crashes in 2013.
  • Per vehicle mile traveled, motorcyclist fatalities occurred 26 times more frequently than passenger car occupant fatalities in 2013 crashes.
  • Motorcycle helmets saved an estimated 1,630 lives in 2013.
  • In states without universal helmet laws, 59 percent of motorcyclists killed in 2013 were not wearing helmets, as compared to 8 percent in states with universal helmet laws.

Improving Rider Safety in Texoma

Riders in Texoma and across the nation are encouraged to increase their personal safety through the use of protective gear. Helmets, gloves, boots, jackets and safety vests are all great ways to reduce your chances of potentially catastrophic or fatal injuries in the event of a crash. When shopping for helmets, it’s also important to choose a safety-rated helmet with full jaw and facial coverage. Try to avoid the skullcap style, which doesn’t offer much protection to vulnerable facial and jaw bones in the event of a crash.

Share The Road in Wichita Falls

Wearing a helmet and practicing safe riding techniques aren’t the only ways to keep motorcyclists safe in Wichita Falls. Riders are counting on other drivers to Share the Road and lookout for them. Whether you’re getting ready to make a left turn at an intersection or changing lanes on the highway, remember to check your mirrors and blind spots and always be on the lookout for motorcycle riders.

If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident due to somebody else’s dangerous or negligent driving, contact the skilled team at the Altman Legal Group at 940-761-4000 for a free case consultation.

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North Texas Motorcycle Wreck Caught on Tape

On Saturday afternoon, a motorcycle crash involving an aggressive driver was caught on tape in North Texas. According to KFDX News Channel Three, the incident happened about five miles north of Granbury on a country road. The motorcycle was getting ready to pass a car that slowed down to 40 miles per hour in a 65 mile-per-hour zone, when the driver intentionally swerved and clipped the bike. The motorcycle riders, Eric Sanders and his girlfriend, were thrown from the vehicle and tossed beside the roadway.

Aggressive Driver Swerves Into Motorcycle

It’s hard to believe that anybody would intentionally try to endanger another human being’s life, but the whole incident was caught on a motorcycle rider’s helmet camera. The footage also includes an unashamed driver who shows little to no regard for his actions or the wellbeing of the two injured riders. Thankfully, the driver involved, William Crum, has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Eric Sanders’ girlfriend was sent to Fort Worth hospital for treatment of a broken wrist and deep lacerations to her arm.

Aggressive Driving in Texoma

Distracted driving isn’t the only danger facing motorcycle riders and other roadway users in Texoma. Aggressive driving behaviors like swerving can also endanger lives. Drivers who intentionally threaten others with their vehicles might also be engaging in road rage. Motorcycle riders are an especially vulnerable group, because they don’t have the safety features that drivers and passengers in traditional motor vehicles have. Even with helmets, jackets and other protective gear, they can become catastrophically or fatally injured in accidents involving other drivers in larger motor vehicles.

Share The Road

Officials with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are encouraging drivers to “Share the Road” with motorcycle riders, pedestrians, cyclists and other roadway users. Although motorcyclists may not have the benefit of air bags and seat belts, they are entitled to the same rights and privileges as other motorists. Drivers are reminded to put down the distractions, watch out for motorcycle riders and Share the Road safely with all roadway users.

After any kind of motorcycle accident, it’s a good idea to speak with a skilled personal injury lawyer. A lawyer can be your advocate as you recover from your injuries. The team at the Altman Legal Group wishes Eric Sanders and his girlfriend full and swift recoveries from their injuries.

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Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Wichita County

On Friday night, a collision involving a car and a motorcycle in Wichita County took the life of an Electra man. According to KFDX News Channel Three, the incident happened sometime before 10:00 p.m., on the 7800 block of Seymour Highway. The 58-year-old motorcycle rider, Willie Potter, was headed eastbound on his Kawasaki when a suspected drunk driver struck him from behind. Although he was rushed to United Regional Hospital, he did not survive his injuries. The driver who struck him, 46-year-old Melissa Kay Trejo, was also taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries, before being booked in to Wichita County jail.

Drunk Driver Hits Motorcyclist

Authorities report that Trejo was traveling at high speeds when she struck Potter’s motorcycle. After she hit the motorcycle, her Nissan Pathfinder then crossed the roadway and into westbound traffic. It went through three fences and knocked a 500-gallon propane tank off of its foundation. The car finally came to rest in a drainage ditch, near the Wichita West Volunteer Fire Department. On Saturday morning, she was booked and charged with intoxicated driving.

Motorcycle Accidents by The Numbers

  • In 2012, 4,957 motorcycle riders were killed in crashes across the nation.
  • In 2011, 4,630 motorcyclists were killed in wrecks.
  • An estimated 93,000 motorcyclists were injured in 2012, a 15 percent increase from the 81,000 motorcycle riders injured in 2011.
  • In 2012, per vehicle mile traveled, motorcycle riders were more than 26 times more likely than passenger occupants to die in a collision.
  • Texas is one of the national leaders in motorcycle crash deaths each year.
  • In 2012, 428 motorcycle riders were killed in Texas crashes.

Motorcycle Accidents in Wichita Falls

Drivers in Wichita Falls and across the nation need to be looking out for motorcyclists, pedestrians, cyclists and other vulnerable roadway users. Although the investigation of this fatal collision on Seymour Highway may still be ongoing, one thing is certain, motorcyclists are truly at the mercy of their fellow motorists. Even with advances in safety technology for riders and cyclists, riders can become devastatingly, catastrophically or fatally injured, even in motorcycle accidents at relatively low speeds. If drivers are alcohol or drug impaired, they’re not looking out for motorcycles. Distracted drivers are also putting lives in danger, every day.

The team at the Altman Legal Group sends their deepest condolences to the family members and friends of Willie Potter.

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Motorcyclist Injured by Teen Hit-And-Run Driver

On Saturday night, a motorcyclist was struck and injured by an 18-year-old hit-and-run driver. According to KFDX News Channel Three, the incident happened just after 8:00 p.m. on Sheppard Access Road, near the Industrial Boulevard intersection. The motorcycle rider, 41-year-old James West, had to be flown to a Dallas area hospital for treatment of his injuries. Witnesses on the scene were able to lead law enforcement officers to the hit-and-run driver’s vehicle on Hirschi Street, where an apparently intoxicated 18-year-old Tanner Hutchins was arrested. He is now facing charges associated with the crash.

Motorcycle Wrecks in Texoma

Over the past few weeks, we’ve reported on several motorcycle wrecks across Texoma. In April, a multi-motorcycle wreck took the life of one rider and injured five others. The crash happened near Comanche and also involved a GMC Denali SUV. At the end of March, a drunk driver sent a female motorcycle rider to the hospital in Lawton. The driver involved was also in an SUV at the time of the wreck. The driver did not suffer from any injuries, but he was arrested and charged with driving under the influence (DUI).

U.S. Motorcycle Crash Statistics

  • In 2012, 4,957 motorcyclists were killed in crashes across the U.S.
  • In 2012, 428 motorcyclists were killed in Texas collisions.
  • Helmets are estimated to be 37-percent effective in preventing fatal injuries to riders.
  • The NHTSA estimates that helmets saved 1,699 motorcycle riders’ lives in 2012.

After an Accident

If you or somebody you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident due to somebody else’s negligent, careless or willfully dangerous behavior behind the wheel, you need to speak with an injury attorney. Recovering from a car or motorcycle accident can be a long and slow road. You could be out of work for an extended period of time with medical bills piling up. Whether you’ve been injured in an accident involving a drunk driver or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, the sooner you speak with a personal injury attorney, the better.

At this time, we don’t know the extent of James West’s injuries or his current condition, but we do know that he suffered from serious leg injuries. The team at the Altman Legal Group wishes James West a full and swift recovery from his injuries.

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Fatal Motorcycle Crash Near Comanche

At least five people were injured, and one person was killed in a multi-motorcycle collision near Comanche this week. According to KFDX News Channel Three, the incident occurred on US Highway 81, about a mile north of Paul Road. The crash involved a half dozen motorcycles and a 2012 GMC Denali SUV. For currently unknown reasons, the northbound SUV was somehow involved in a collision with the southbound motorcycles. At this time, the investigation is still underway to determine how this crash could have happened.

Motorcyclist Killed and Five Others Injured

Monty Howell, a 53-year-old from Duncan, died on the scene as a result of massive injuries sustained in the crash. He was on a Harley Davidson motorcycle at the time of the wreck. Multiple other riders and passengers were inured. At least two of the injured victims had to be airlifted to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. The latest report listed at least four of the victims in serious condition. The driver of the Denali, 43-year-old Fred Cox III of Duncan, was not injured in the crash.

Motorcycle Crash Facts

  • In 2012, 4,957 motorcycle riders were killed in crashes.
  • In 2013, 4,668 motorcyclists were killed in crashes.
  • In 2013, motorcyclists accounted for 14 percent of all roadway crash fatalities across the U.S.
  • In 2012, per vehicle mile traveled, motorcyclists were more than 26 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a traffic crash.

Share The Road

Motorcyclists have the same rights, privileges and responsibilities as other motorists on the roadway. Unfortunately, they don’t always get the respect they deserve. With distracted, dangerous, careless and impaired drivers on the roadways, motorcyclists are put at risk. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) encourages drivers to Share the Road with motorcyclists and other vulnerable roadway user groups.

Vulnerable Roadway Users

Motorcycle riders are one of the most vulnerable roadway user groups. They don’t have the same protective safety measures that drivers and passengers in cars have. They’re truly at the mercy of other drivers on the road. Even with helmets and other safety gear, motorcyclists can become catastrophically or fatally injured in collisions with larger vehicles.

The team at the Altman Legal Group sends their deepest condolences to the family members and friends of Monty Howell. We also wish swift and full recoveries to all of the injured motorcyclists.

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Drunk Driver Injures Lawton Motorcyclist

On Saturday, a drunk driver in Lawton sent a motorcyclist to the hospital. According to KSWO ABC News Channel Seven, the wreck happened sometime around 6:45 p.m. on Cache Road, near 21st Street. Apparently, an SUV driver pulled out onto Cache Road in front of the motorcycle. The female motorcycle rider was swiftly transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries. She suffered from a broken arm and hip injuries. At least three lanes of traffic had to be closed as first responders and crews worked the scene.

SUV Driver Arrested

The driver of the SUV was arrested and charged with driving under the influence (DUI). He did not suffer any injuries in the crash. Very few details have been released, and we do not know the age or name of the injured motorcycle rider. There has also been no word on her current condition.

Motorcycle Crash Facts

  • In 2012, 4,957 motorcyclists were killed in crashes across the U.S.
  • From 2011 to 2012, there was a seven percent increase in motorcycle crash fatalities.
  • In 2012, an estimated 93,000 motorcyclists were injured.
  • In 2012, an estimated 81,000 motorcyclists were injured.
  • Per vehicle mile traveled, motorcyclists were 26 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a traffic crash in 2012.

Share The Road

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is calling on drivers to Share the Road with motorcyclists. An important part of sharing the road is making a commitment to distraction-free driving. If you’re reading a text message, you’re not looking out for motorcycles and other roadway users. Drivers are also encouraged to check blind spots before changing lanes and remember to watch for motorcycles before pulling onto busy roadways.

After a Motorcycle Crash

Motorcyclists are a vulnerable roadway user group. They don’t have the added protection of a steel cage, seat belts and air bags. Even with helmets and other protective gear, they’re at the mercy of other drivers on the road. If drivers are distracted, impaired or just plain reckless, motorcyclists, motorists, pedestrians and other roadway users are put at great risk. If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, contact a skilled personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

The team at the Altman Legal Group wishes the injured motorcyclist a full and swift recovery from her injuries.

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Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Oklahoma

On Sunday evening, a motorcycle wreck took the life of one person and sent another to the hospital in Meers, Oklahoma. According to KSWO ABC News Channel Seven, the incident happened near the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. Officials with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol report that the driver, 50-year-old Scott Heath, was thrown from the motorcycle after veering off of the roadway.

The bike struck rocks on the side of the road, and Heath was thrown about 25 feet from the vehicle. He was transported to the hospital, but did not survive his injuries. His passenger, a 49-year-old female, was injured in the wreck and rushed to a local hospital as well. Although few details about the crash were released, we do know that neither Heath nor the injured passenger were wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, and initial reports indicate that impaired riding could have been a factor in the wreck.

Motorcycle Crash Facts

  • In 2012, there were 4,957 motorcycle crash fatalities across the U.S.
  • Motorcycle crash deaths increased by seven percent from 2011 to 2012.
  • 27 percent of all motorcyclists involved in fatal crashes in 2012 were legally drunk.
  • Over 2,000 of those crashes were single-vehicle motorcycle wrecks.
  • 43 percent of riders killed in single-vehicle motorcycle crashes were impaired at the time of the wreck.

Impaired Riding

If a passenger is injured in a crash where the driver of the motorcycle was impaired, the passenger may have a claim against the drunk driver. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, you should speak to an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible to get the ball rolling on your case.

Helmets and Safety Gear

Motorcyclists are also encouraged to wear helmets and other safety gear when they take to the road. Safe riding practices just aren’t enough with distracted and impaired drivers on the roadway. Wearing a helmet and practicing safe riding behaviors are the two best ways to protect yourself out there, but ultimately, drivers need to share the road too.

There’s no word on the extent of injuries suffered by the female passenger, but KSWO ABC News Channel Seven did report that she was treated and released from the hospital. The team at the Altman Legal Group sends their deepest condolences to the family members and friends of Scott Heath and wishes a speedy and full recovery to the injured passenger.

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Fatal Motorcycle Wreck in Oklahoma

On Sunday morning, a Richardson man died after being thrown from his motorcycle.According to KFDX News Channel Three, the wreck happened on I-44 at about 10:30 a.m. in Cotton County.

The victim, 65-year-old Larry Samford, was riding with a few friends, who were also on motorcycles. Apparently, Samford was ejected from his motorcycle when it struck his friend’s motorcycle during a lane change.He was thrown into the roadway, and a third motorcycle struck him. He was swiftly taken to the hospital, but succumbed to his injuries. According to KFDX News, the other riders were able to walk away from the scene.

National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Tragically, this wreck happened during the first week of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Officials with the NHTSA are hoping to encourage all drivers and motorcyclists to “Share the Road” with each other.

Motorcyclist fatalities actually increased in 2012. Even seemingly minor wrecks can be devastating or fatal for motorcycle riders. Many drivers report not even having seen motorcycles prior to wrecks, so always check your blind spots before making lane changes. Equally important, drivers need to be careful not to pull out onto roadways directly in front of motorcycles, which can be a deadly mistake. Motorcycle riders don’t have seat belts or airbags. They are truly at the mercy of other roadway users.

Just the Facts: Motorcycle Wrecks in the U.S.

  • In 2012, 4,957 motorcyclists were killed in crashes.
  • In 2012, motorcycle deaths accounted for 15 percent of all traffic-crash fatalities across the U.S.
  • 93,000 people were injured in motorcycle crashes in 2012.
  • In 2011, 81,000 people were injured.
  • Motorcycle fatalities have been increasing for the last 15 years.

Share the Road

Sharing the road needs to be a top priority for all motorists. The NHTSA is urging drivers and riders to look out for each other. Drivers should know that motorcycles need additional room to maneuver safely around roadway obstacles and hazards. Motorcyclists also have all the same rights, privileges and responsibilities as other roadway users, so always give them a full lane width when passing.

Although their vehicles are smaller, motorcyclists need just as much room to navigate through traffic as cars, if not more. The team at the Altman Legal Group sends their deepest condolences to the family members and friends of Mr. Samford.

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Fatal Motorcycle Crash on Highway 281

Over the weekend, a crash involving a pickup truck and a motorcycle took the life of a Fort Worth man. The wreck happened on Highway 281 near the Highway 199 intersection. According to KFDX News Channel Three, a motorcyclist, 63-year-old Walter Millsap slammed into the back of a pickup truck that ran a stop sign as it was driving north on 281. Sadly, Millsap was pronounced dead on the scene. Very few details have been released on how this horrible crash happened. Was the driver of the truck distracted? Was this a case of a driver failing to share the road? This wreck is likely still under investigation with authorities.

Motorcycle Crashes: Just the Facts

  • 4,957 motorcyclists died in crashes in 2012.
  • In 2011, 4,612 motorcyclists were killed in crashes.
  • 81,000 motorcyclists were injured in 2011.
  • Between 2001 and 2008, more than 34,000 motorcyclists were killed on U.S roadways.
  • During that same time frame, an estimated 1,222,000 people were treated in U.S. emergency rooms for non-fatal motorcycle-related injuries.
  • Motorcyclist death rates increased 55 percent from 2001 to 2008.

Share the Road

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), per vehicle mile traveled in 2011, motorcyclists were over 30 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a traffic crash. Since motorcycles are smaller than traditional passenger occupant vehicles, they are often overlooked by distracted motorists. Drivers are encouraged to “look twice, to save a life” and put down the electronic devices. Respectfully sharing the road is an important part of keeping motorcyclists alive. Riders should always be given a full lane width when travelling the roadway. Riders may need to avoid gravel, pot holes and other roadway hazards on a moment’s notice, so give them plenty of room to maneuver.

After A Motorcycle Crash

When involved in crashes, motorcyclists face a higher risk for injury and death than passenger car occupants. Even with protective gear like helmets, boots, gloves and jackets, motorcyclists can still get seriously injured or killed in crashes involving automobiles. Riders are truly at the mercy of other drivers on the roadway. If drivers are distracted or impaired, they can seriously injury or kill other roadway users. Sharing the road means treating other drivers, riders, cyclists and pedestrians with respect. The team at the Altman Legal Group sends their deepest condolences to the family members and friends of Walter Millsap.

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