According to KXII, Keith Duane Early of Gainesville, was struck and killed by a driver who failed to yield the right of way while making a left turn. Mr. Early was traveling north on FM-901 when a pickup, driven by Cherian Charles of Allen, TX, attempted a left turn onto the eastbound Frontage Road of US-82. Mr. Early was flown to Medical Center of Plano where he succumbed to his injuries. Charles and the 3-year-old passenger were not injured.
Whether the vehicle you drive is a car, truck, or SUV, you must take particular care to watch for those on bikes and ensure you are not distracted or speeding while driving. Motorcyclists are much more difficult to see on the roadway merely because of the smaller size. Being extra cautious can reduce the number of crashes involving a vehicle and a motorcycle. Statistics prove that motorcycle riders are more likely to be involved in a fatal accident, but there are several measures that can be taken to improve safety during the ride. Even though we cannot control the actions of others, knowing what leads to crashes and avoiding those behaviors will go a long way in helping to prevent an accident.
Too often passenger vehicle drivers make a decision to turn and end up taking the life of a motorcycle rider that was likely never even noticed. Taking extra precaution whether you are driving a car, truck or motorcycle may prevent the loss of life or injuries.
- Sudden turns and lane changes
- Driving while under the influence of alcohol
- Reckless driving
- Lane splitting