Three Motorcyclists Injured in Crash with Dump Truck on I-10 in Orange County

Three Motorcyclists Injured in Crash with Dump Truck on I-10 in Orange County

Three Riders Injured in Orange County Motorcycle Crash on Interstate 10

Orange County, Texas (May 10, 2020) – Three motorcyclists were injured Saturday morning after they were sideswiped by a dump truck in Orange County, according to a local news release.

The crash happened around 11:30 a.m., May 9, on the feeder road of Interstate 10.

DPS said that a 2001 Peterbilt dump truck was heading eastbound in the inside lane of the feeder road when the driver changed lanes and sideswiped a 2014 black Harley Davidson motorcycle, a 2017 white Harley Davidson motorcycle and a 2009 gray Harley Davidson motorcycle.

The rider of the 2014 black Harley Davidson, a 45-year-old Silsbee man, was taken to St. Elizabeth hospital with serious injuries.

The rider of the 2017 white Harley Davidson motorcycle, a 54-year-old Vidor man, and the rider of the 2009 gray Harley Davidson motorcycle, a 49-year-old Lumberton man, were taken to St. Elizabeth with minor injuries.

The driver of the dump truck, a 55-year-old California man, was taken to a hospital for minor injuries. He was cited for changing lanes when unsafe. 

The crash remains under investigation.

We hope the injured victims recover quickly.

Commercial trucks are known to cause over 90% of accidents in Houston. These truck drivers must understand that their actions majorly contribute to most of the accidents on the roads. It is also important for others on the same roads with truck drivers to understand that maximum precaution should be taken while driving near trucks. While small mistakes like ignoring the turn signal prior to turning may cause accidents, major causes of these accidents are rooted in other factors like exhaustion on the part of truck drivers. If the reasons for the crash are anchored to the failure of following the right turn or driving at a speed that is not legally recommended, a personal injury lawyer will be useful in such scenarios. 

If you have been injured in an accident with a huge truck, it is advisable to get a lawyer who will facilitate the process of compensation.

Our attorneys at  Joel A. Gordon & Associates will fight for you.

To speak with an attorney Click to call: 281-943-5555.

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