According to El Paso police, a 28-year-old woman was traveling westbound on Artcraft Road when she attempted to make a left turn onto Westside Drive and collided into a motorcycle . The 30-year-old male rider of the motorcycle was ejected from the bike on impact, according to police investigators. After that collision, both vehicles subsequently struck a stationary school bus, investigators said. Authorities reportedly found the motorcycle sandwiched between the car and the bus upon arriving to the scene.
The motorcyclist was injured in the accident, and emergency responders transported him to Universal Medical Center for treatment of injuries that authorities consider life-threatening. Police said the man was wearing a safety helmet at the time of the incident. Reportedly, the driver of the car suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene. Accident investigators stated that the car driver’s failure to yield the right of way to the motorcycle caused the accident.
Hundreds of motorcycle riders are involved in accidents on Texas roads every year, and many of these accidents are caused by negligent or reckless drivers. Because the structure of motorcycles does little to protect riders during collisions, the injuries motorcyclists suffer are often serious, requiring costly medical care, physical therapy and prolonged absences from work while they heal. For this reason, victims of motorcycle accidents often retain a personal injury attorney to hold at-fault drivers accountable for the resulting damages via a civil suit.