Motorcyclist dies in collision

by Benjamin Treviño | August 12th, 2022 | Blog, Driving Tips, News, Recent News

McALLEN – A motorcyclist has died following an August 9 collision with a sport utility vehicle in McAllen.

McAllen police responded to the crash in the 1500 block of South 10th Street at 7:23 p.m., according to a news release from police. When officers arrived, they found the driver of the motorcycle dead, while the SUV driver remained at the scene.

Police did not disclose the details of the crash, nor the identity of the deceased. The collision remains under investigation.


Beginner safety tips for Texas motorcyclists

Riding a motorcycle is fun, but it can be dangerous, too. There’s nothing separating the rider from the pavement or other vehicles on the road. Even a minor accident can cause severe injuries and even death. The J. Gonzalez Law Firm has some safety tips that beginning Texas motorcycle riders should keep in mind.

Motorcycle engines vary by capacity and horsepower. Beginner riders shouldn’t purchase a bike that is more than they can handle. This can easily lead to difficulties operating the bike. The J. Gonzalez Law Firm recommends you learn how much horsepower different types of motorcycles have, so you can find the right make and model for your lifestyle.

Make sure you always wear the proper gear when riding your motorcycle. This includes wearing reflective clothing specially rated for motorcycles. You should also wear shoes that are closed at the toes, shirts with long sleeves, and long pants. This will help protect your skin should you crash and slide across the pavement.

Practice your riding skills every chance you have. You can practice in an empty lot, and if possible, have a more-experienced rider along who can teach you how to be safe.

Learn to become a defensive driver. You should presume that other drivers will not be able to see you on your bike. Notice the characteristics of aggressive drivers and inattentive drivers. It might help save your life someday.

Novice motorcyclists have a higher risk of being involved in an accident and suffering a serious injury than seasoned bikers do. If you find yourself on the bad end of an accident, contact the personal injury experts at the J. Gonzalez Law Firm to discuss your situation and learn how you can protect your right to recover just compensation. Call us today at 1-800-CAR CRASH.




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