Motorcyclist killed in early morning accident

by Benjamin Treviño | October 5th, 2022 | Blog, Fatal Crash, News, Personal Injury

ALAMO — Alamo Police say a motorcyclist was killed in an accident in the early morning hours of October 3. According to Alamo Police Chief Richard Ozuna, the accident occurred around 2:15 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 83 and South Border Road.

The unidentified 50-year-old male motorcyclist reportedly approached the intersection at a high rate of speed, disregarded a stop sign, and crashed into a median. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Identification of the victim was being withheld pending notification of the next of kin.

Police added that the rider was not wearing a helmet.


What is the Texas helmet law?

Anyone under the age of 21 is required, by law, to wear a helmet while piloting a motorcycle in Texas. However, under Senate Bill 1967, a police officer may not stop a motorcyclist simply on suspicion of not following the helmet law. The law is subject to constant change, but wearing a helmet for safety reasons is always encouraged.

Most motorcycle riders (over the age of 21) qualify for the Texas helmet exemption because the motorcycle safety course is required to get a motorcycle license in the state of Texas. One qualifies for helmet exemption if they are 21 or older and can provide proof of having completed a motorcycle operator training and safety course. The rider also has the option to provide proof of adequate health insurance coverage of at least $10,000.

Should you wear a helmet?

The answer is yes even if you are not always legally required to. It is your decision, but motorcycle helmets do save lives and prevent injuries. Without a helmet, you risk sustaining much worse brain and head injuries in the event of an accident.

Wearing a helmet can also strengthen your case in the event of a lawsuit. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident due to the reckless or negligent behavior of another party, contact the personal injury lawyers at the J. Gonzalez Law Firm. We can help you and your family make things right. Call us today at 1-800-CAR-CRASH.



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