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
Head on Collision
Speeding and Alcohol
Accident between Motorcycle and Object
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.