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Killeen — Man Dies After Motorcycle Accident on Texas State Highway 195

Posted on Thursday, March 5th, 2020 at 9:00 pm by Williams Hart    

At around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, aa motorcycle accident occurred in Killeen, Texas, and it claimed the life of one man.

According to initial reports, a white Toyota Prius was traveling along Texas State Highway 195 when it slowed down to avoid a pedestrian that was walking across the southbound lanes. The pedestrian changed directions to go back towards the shoulder of the roadway. As the Toyota slowed down, a black 1999 Harley Davidson motorcycle rear-ended the car. The impact caused the driver of the motorcycle to be thrown off.

The driver, identified as 59-year-old Donald Jay Mires, was airlifted to Baylor Scott and White Memorial Hospital with life-threatening injuries. He was eventually pronounced dead at around 2:42 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4.

The pedestrian was taken into custody and charged with public intoxication and pedestrian failure to yield right of way to a vehicle.

There were no injuries reported for the driver of the Toyota.

The crash still remains under investigation.

It is unfortunate to hear of the death of Donal Jay Mires. Alas, there are countless other victims who suffered the same fate. Vehicular accidents like this are awfully common nowadays. In statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents occur almost every minute of every day, and 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.

Vehicular accidents, especially those involving motorcycles, are quite difficult for the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in 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.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our law firm has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Hart hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.

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