Terrell — Elderly Woman Killed in Motorcycle Accident on FM 429
Posted on Thursday, August 8th, 2019 at 10:13 pm by Williams Hart
At around 3:40 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, 2019, an elderly woman was killed in a motorcycle accident that occurred in Terrell, Texas.
According to initial reports, two motorcycles were traveling southbound on FM 429. The first motorcycle, a 2018 Indian which was driven by 69-year-old Gary Gunn, was in the process of passing when he slowed to move back over into the right lane of traffic. The following motorcycle, a 2014 Harley Davidson which was driven by 66-year-old Dovie Gunn, was unable to slow and struck the first motorcycle, thus causing her to lose control and go down.
Dovie Gunn eventually died at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas after sustaining serious injuries.
The crash still remains under investigation.
It is unfortunate to hear of the death of Dovie Gunn. 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 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.
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.
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