Mineral Wells, TX – Motorcyclist Fatally Injured in Crash on US-281
Mineral Wells, TX (September 21, 2020) – A motor vehicle accident in the Mineral Wells area claimed one person’s life on Sunday evening. At approximately 9:30 p.m., on September 20, the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on US Highway 281.
Reports from DPS show that 31-year-old Ryan Keith Yarbrough was driving a 2017 Dodge Ram pickup truck south on US Highway 281 when his vehicle collided with a 2001 Harley Davidson head-on.
The driver of the motorcycle, who was identified as a 68-year-old man from the Mineral Wells area, suffered fatal injuries in the accident. He was declared deceased at the scene of the accident by Justice of the Peace Todd Baker.
Yarbrough and his 28-year-old female passenger were both injured in the crash. Both victims were transported to Palo Pinto General Hospital for treatment. A second passenger in the truck was uninjured.
At this time, the Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating the crash.
Our thoughts are with both victims injured in this accident.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Texas
Each year, more than 500 motorcyclists die as a result of motor vehicle accidents across Texas. The fact that motorcyclists are relatively unprotected during collisions means they are more likely to suffer fatal injuries in accidents. This is particularly true in cases where motorcycles collide with other vehicles sharing the road. Statistics show that around 80% of all fatal collisions are a result of driver error. When drivers are intoxicated, distracted, or engaging in reckless behaviors while driving, they place others at extraordinary risk of being harmed.
Around 15% of those killed in traffic-related incidents throughout our state are using motorcycles at the time of their accidents. These preventable accidents continue to cause overwhelming mental and emotional suffering for families who are forced to endure the consequences of losing loved ones unexpectedly. Not only are families forced to experience overwhelming mental and emotional pain and suffering after an unexpected loss, but they are often forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars on funerals while dealing with lost earnings and other financial burdens. Although it can seem as if no amount of compensation will ever make us whole again after losing loved ones in accidents that are completely avoidable, families can work with wrongful death attorneys in Texas to obtain the compensation they need to cover the financial burdens they face moving forward.
Texas motorcycle accident attorney Tara Gilmore-Low at Low Law Firm has experience helping families move forward after losing loved ones. Although no amount of compensation will bring back those taken away so early, having the resources available from a wrongful death lawsuit can help families move forward and cover the financial burdens they face. Contact our experienced and compassionate personal injury attorneys in Abilene at (325) 455-1889 to see how our team can help you.
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