Houston — Motorcyclist Killed After Motorcycle Crashes into METRO Bus Near Galleria Area
Posted on Monday, April 15th, 2019 at 8:39 pm by Williams Hart | Updated: Thursday, April 18th, 2019 at 9:30 pm
At approximately 12:10 p.m. on Monday, April 15, 2019, a motorcyclist was killed in a fatal vehicular accident that occurred in the Galleria area of Houston, Texas.
According to initial reports, a bus and a motorcycle crashed into each other in the intersection of Woodway Drive and South Post Oak Lane. The motorcyclist, 31-year-old Dionisios Vythoulkas, was pronounced dead at the scene.
All the occupants inside the bus were uninjured.
Investigation is still ongoing for this accident as officials are still trying to determine what caused the crash in the first place.
It is unfortunate to hear of the death of the Dionisios Vythoulkas. Alas, there are countless other victims who suffered the same fate. Vehicular accidents like this are awfully common nowadays. In a statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents occur almost every minute of every day, and for every 16 minutes, someone dies from a car accident. This can be translated to be about 6 million car accidents every year and about 37,000 people dying from them.
Motorcycle accidents, a type of vehicular accident, are common despite the fact that motorcycles are initially believed to be far less crashworthy than closed vehicles. In 2016, the NHTSA reported that 5,286 people died in motorcycle accidents. In the same year as well, it is reported that motorcyclists were 28 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a crash per vehicle mile traveled.
Furthermore, an accident involving a bus is a particular kind of vehicular accident, and it is fairly common even though buses are often deemed as a safe mode of transportation. According to the NHTSA, between 2000 and 2007, there have been 1,093 fatal bus accidents, and from this number, about 1,315 people died, and 3,471 were injured. In other words, about 137 bus-crash-related fatalities occur ever year.
Vehicular accidents, especially motorcycle and bus accidents, are quite difficult to the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in bus accidents/motorcycle accidents, so if you are a victim of this kind of accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help from these lawyers. They will help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.
If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (713) 352-7071 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.
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