A motorcyclist was killed after he tried to speed past traffic that had slowed down on Northwest Highway. The accident occurred shortly before 3 a.m. on June 21.
Minutes before the accident occurred, there was a prior accident on East Northwest Highway near Buckner Boulevard. That accident occurred when a right lane was closed for road work and another driver collided with one of the work vehicles, which knocked a large flashing arrow board into a middle lane of the highway.
Because of the accident, traffic was slowed, and the motorcycle driver accelerated through the stalled traffic that had piled up because of the accident. Tragically, the motorcyclist hit the back of the arrow board, and the board tore off his helmet. He was transported to the hospital but was pronounced dead from blunt force trauma to the head.
This accident is a tragic reminder that although it can be tempting to find a way to get through stalled traffic, possibly by speeding around it, that can be dangerous and can lead to another accident. Instead, it’s better to try to find a way to be patient until the accident has cleared. This problem is especially prevalent with motorcycles, who can zip between stopped cars to get past an accident much easier than other drivers.
Unfortunately, often one accident that stalls traffic on a busy road can often lead to more accidents. If you’ve been injured in a Dallas collision, contact the personal injury attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 866-986-1529. Our Dallas automobile accident attorneys have significant experience with helping accident victims recover for their injuries. Call us today.