A 40-year-old man from Waco died in an accident involving a motorcycle on April 27. Law enforcement officials said the man was driving his motorcycle east on Lake Shore Drive and came to the intersection at Gholson Road at approximately 1:50 a.m. A Mercury Marquis was traveling west and turned in front of the motorcycle. The motorcyclist crashed into the side of the Marquis and the biker was thrown to the pavement.
Officials believe that there was a passenger in the Mercury when the collision occurred. However, the passenger reportedly fled the scene of the motorcycle accident prior to police arrival. The 40-year-old was taken to Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center, but he later died of his injuries shortly after 6 p.m. the same day. The Marquis driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries, and the current condition of that person is unknown.
The investigation is ongoing, and police say that they have not yet determined the cause of the accident. They also reported that the 40-year-old was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. No information was available about the passenger or whether that person has been found. Sources say that the motorcyclist’s body was sent for an autopsy in Dallas.
Family members of the deceased victim might consider seeking financial compensation for the loss of their loved one. They could do so by consulting with a personal injury attorney who may assist them with filing a wrongful death lawsuit. He or she could examine the details of the case in order to prove negligence. The family may be able to pursue compensation for funeral expenses and lost wages of the decedent.