A motorcycle rider believed to be around 40 years old was killed in an accident in Pflugerville, Texas when his motorcycle collided with a semi-truck. The impact of the crash pinned the rider beneath the trailer. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities believe that the accident, which happened in N Heatherwilde Blvd at around 6 a.m. on November 14, may have been partially caused by weather.
Witnesses say that it was foggy at the time, which might explain why the driver of the 18-wheeler failed to see the motorcycle as it exited a private road. According to Jim McLean, Police Chief in Pflugerville, fog in the area that morning was particularly dense, cutting down visibility to about 150 feet. He reminded motorists to slow down in foggy conditions, or find well-lit roads.
According to the company that owns the semi-truck, the driver was exiting out of a private driveway and was about to enter Heatherwilde Blvd., when the motorcyclist crashed into its rear end. The fact that the area where the accident occurred is a construction zone was also cited as a reason for the accident. The trucking company notes that the city should have shut down the street to avoid incidents like this.
If you’re ever involved in a motorcycle accident not of your own doing, you have legal options for claiming compensation. Talk to one of our San Antonio motorcycle accident attorneys to discuss how we can help.