One Dead After Leander Motorcycle Accident

April 26th, 2024

One person died in a motorcycle accident in Leander, Texas, on April 24. Motorcycle accidents can be an especially dangerous type of crash. Keep reading to learn more about the accident, the facts about Texas motorcycle crashes, and tips on how to avoid a motorcycle crash yourself from the team here at Ramos James Law, Austin motorcycle accident lawyers.

The Leander Motorcycle Accident

According to Austin-Travis County EMS (ATCEMS), a motorcyclist died on Wednesday, April 24, after being involved in a crash. The accident happened on Lime Creek Road near Travista Drive, and ATCEMS responders arrived on the scene at around 7:04 p.m. 

Along with ATCEMS, Travis County STAR Flight also assisted at the scene. Emergency responders attempted to resuscitate the victim, but they succumbed to their wounds on the scene at around 7:48 p.m. The victim has not been identified.

There is no information as to how the crash occurred, and no mention of any other vehicles being involved.

Authorities asked drivers to avoid the area while the scene was being processed. 

Texas Motorcycle Accidents: By the Numbers

Motorcycle accidents on average are far more dangerous than other types of crashes. Out of all car accidents in Texas in 2022, just over half of one percent resulted in a fatality. In comparison, roughly 7% of all motorcycle accidents caused a death. That means that motorcycle accidents in Texas are about ten times deadlier than the average Texas car crash. In total, there were 8,577 motorcycles involved in accidents in 2022, with 575 of those motorcycles being involved in deadly crashes.

When it comes to where motorcycle accidents are happening, far more motorcycle crashes in 2022 occurred in urban areas than in rural areas, with more than twice as many motorcycles being involved in crashes in cities. However, the numbers are much closer when it comes to deadly motorcycle accidents, suggesting rural accidents are deadlier. About 56% of deadly motorcycle accidents occur in cities.

How to Avoid Motorcycle Accidents

Due to the high danger posed by these crashes, it’s important that all drivers and motorcyclists do their part to prevent motorcycle accidents. Follow the tips below to keep yourself and others safe on the road:

Motorcycle Safety Tips for Drivers

  • Check your blind spots
  • Watch for bikers in low-visibility
  • Take care when passing
  • Use your blinkers
  • Don’t crowd other lanes
  • Take care at intersections
  • Give bikers room
  • Double-check before left turns

Safety Tips for Motorcyclists

  • Avoid riding in poor visibility
  • Keep yourself visible
  • Obey traffic laws and signs
  • Be mindful of road hazards
  • Wear proper gear
  • Don’t tailgate
  • Use your signals
  • Take safety classes

If you’ve been involved in a Leander motorcycle accident, get in touch with an Austin motorcycle accident lawyer for help defending your rights.

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