Motorcyclist Run Over by 18-Wheeler in San Antonio



Friday afternoon around 12:15 pm, a motorcycle crash occurred where a motorcyclist was run over by an 18-wheeler. The crash occurred on the West side of the city.

The motorcyclist was going west on the Route 410 access road and highway 151 when as he tried getting onto the loop he hit a barrier. This caused the man to fall off his Harley Davidson Motorcycle and get run over by an 18-wheeler truck passing by at the moment.

The victim passed away on scene.

Motorcycle accidents are a very common occurrence in the San Antonio area due to the fact that the region is populated with many motorcyclists. Overall, the number of collisions is at an all time high. Due to the frequently occurring motorcycle accidents, they have been ranked a major safety and economic issue for motorcyclists in the area.

 

The most common situations where motorcycle accidents include:

 

Vehicles turning left

  • Makes up for 42 percent of all crashes between motorcycles and vehicle

 

Head on Collision

  • Has the highest number of fatalities rates

 

Lane Splitting

  • Occurs when motorcyclists drives between two lanes

 

Speeding and Alcohol

  • These factors play a role for half of the motorcycle accidents that occur

 

Accident between Motorcycle and Object

  • A whopping 25 percent of motorcycle accident deaths occur due to this

 

It is said that the number of deaths that occur due to motorcycle accidents are 26 times more than car accident deaths. Motorcyclist deaths accounted for 13 percent of deaths due to vehicle accidents.

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