Neighbors Concerned about Dangerous Austin Intersection after Fatal Motorcycle Crash

By King Law Firm on November 12, 2012 - Comments off

Residents of an Austin neighborhood say they are concerned about a dangerous roadway after a motorcycle crash that killed a 42-year-old man. According to a KXAN news report, the fatal Austin motorcycle crash occurred near the intersection of Montopolis Drive and Hogan Avenue. Neighbors say it is one of the most dangerous streets in Austin with the community college campus nearby and cars cutting through to get to town.

Residents have asked for a stop light at the intersection and speed bumps in the area, but haven’t received them. This is reportedly the third accident at that location this year. The most recent motorcycle accident occurred when a car turning from Hogan collided with the motorcycle that was traveling on Montopolis.

Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable when it comes to dangerous roadways. A number of motorcycle accidents particularly occur at intersections. Motorcyclists are often hit by left-turning vehicles. This may be because motorists often look for larger vehicles such as cars, trucks, or SUVs at intersections, but may not be consciously looking out for a motorcycle. The situation can get particularly dangerous when the visibility at an intersection is hampered by defective roadway design.

If a dangerous or defective roadway causes a motorcycle accident, the city or governmental entity responsible for maintaining the roadway can be held liable for the incident. Family members of the deceased motorcycle accident victim may be able to file a wrongful death claim seeking compensation for damages including medical expenses, funeral costs, and lost future income.

The experienced Austin motorcycle accident claim lawyers at the King Law Firm have a long and successful track record of representing the rights of motorcycle accident victims and their families. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, please contact us at (512) 277-5762 for a free and comprehensive consultation.

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