Father and Son Die in East Austin Motorcycle Crash, Neither Wearing Helmets

By King Law Firm on January 8, 2013 - Comments off

Austin police officers are begging the public to make a better choice when riding motorcycles. The first traffic deaths of 2013 in the Austin area were Rodney Adam Carr, Senior, age 31, and his 13-year-old son. Father and son were riding together through their neighborhood when their motorcycle slammed into the rear of a parked car.

As reported by MyFoxAustin.com, neither father nor son was wearing helmets. Texas law requires all motorcycle riders under age 21 to wear a helmet. It is possible the father was not experienced on this motorcycle because it was not registered under his name.

The year 2012 was a deadly one for crashes in the Austin area. These deaths marked the first and second Austin traffic fatalities in the new year.

Austin Police Department Lieutenant Doug Dukes was reported to have said that without helmets, riders do not have to go very fast for bad things to happen. Forensic officers do not believe the motorcycle was speeding, but they are still trying to determine rate of speed and determine exactly how the tragedy occurred.

The father was pronounced dead at the scene. A short time later at Dell Children’s hospital, the son was also pronounced dead. The crash occurred in East Austin close to 11 Berger Street just before dark.

Austin police would like to remind the public of the helmet law requiring anyone younger than 21 years old to wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle. Those age 21 or older must have completed a motorcycle safety course or have sufficient medical insurance.

If you or a loved one is injured in a motorcycle accident that was due to another’s negligence, contact Austin fatal motorcycle accident attorney Ray King. He has more than 20 years of experience handling motorcycle injury cases. Call (512) 514-6633 for a free consultation and computerized case evaluation.

Related Articles:

King Law Firm

9600 Great Hills Trail
Suite 150W
Austin, TX 78759
(512) 637-1000

See all locations

Copyright © 2019 King Law Firm All Rights Reserved. Attorneys serving the communities throughout Texas.

King Law Firm, P.C. Disclaimer: The legal information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice, nor the formation of a lawyer or attorney client relationship. Any results set forth herein are based upon the facts of that particular case and do not represent a promise or guarantee. Please contact an attorney for a consultation on your particular motorcycle accident matter. This web site is not intended to solicit clients for matters outside of the State of Texas.

We provide legal services to clients throughout Central Texas, including San Antonio, and the communities of Round Rock, Pflugerville, San Marcos, Bastrop, Kyle, Georgetown, Lockhart, Westlake, Killeen and Harker Heights as well as residents of Williamson County, Hays County, Bastrop County, Bexas County and Travis County.

Website Design, SEO and Legal Internet Marketing by: SLS Consulting