Fatal Austin Motorcycle Crash Leads to City’s Seventh Traffic Fatality in 2013
The city of Austin’s seventh traffic fatality and the sixth deadly crash happened on January 19. According to the Austin Police Department, City of Austin press release dated January 22, titled “Fatality Crash #6,” the department’s preliminary investigation revealed that a 42-year-old man died when his motorcycle struck a light pole.
As reported by Statesman.com, an official from the Austin Police Department said the man who died in the crash was riding south in the 12500 block of Lamplight Village Avenue at 5:08 p.m. when, after losing control of his motorcycle near Parmer Lane, crashed into the light pole. The driver of a 1999 black and yellow Suzuki GSX R600 motorcycle veered right, left the street, drove on a grass sidewalk, and entered the 2100 block of Brandywine Lane where he crashed.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Although the fatal motorcycle crash in Austin is still under investigation, witnesses riding their own motorcycles along with the victim said that he had been allegedly drinking. A helmet was in use.
The death marks the seventh Austin traffic fatality in 2013 so far. On this same date in 2012, only three people had died in Austin crashes.
The Austin Police Department is asking anyone who may have further information regarding the crash to call their Vehicular Homicide Unit at (512) 974-8164.
If someone you love has been injured or died in a motorcycle accident, please contact the King Law Firm at (512) 514-6633 to obtain information about pursuing your legal rights. Ray King is a member of the American Motorcycle Association and an experienced motorcyclist. He will review your case and work to find you the compensation you deserve.