A motorcycle accident Thursday morning at 12:40 a.m. killed Justin Burleson, 30, according to the Abilene Police Department. Mr. Burleson was driving southbound in the northbound lane of U.S. Route 83 near Farm-to-Market Road 3034 when his Harley-Davidson sportster collided head-on with a cattle truck driven by Keenan Cooley, 30.
Mr. Burleson was reportedly not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. he was declared dead at the scene.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcycles are more likely to be involved in a fatal collision with a fixed object than are other vehicles. In 2008, 25 percent of the motorcycles involved in fatal crashes collided with fixed objects, compared to 19 percent for passenger cars, 14 percent for light trucks, and 4 percent for large trucks.
Seeing a copy of the Texas accident report is extremely important. Reports are critical to professional investigations and also serve to create peace of mind for the victims and their families. Without an official report, you’ll likely be unaware of several key facts that help to explain how the accident happened, and you’ll also be unable to dispute any inaccuracies the accident report may contain.
3 Facts to remember about Texas Accident reports:
If you file an insurance claim or lawsuit, this document will be the first piece of evidence that everyone wants to see.
An Texas accident report’s main purpose is to tell what happened: how, where, when, and to whom.
The “how” of an accident report is the officer’s best after-the-fact interpretation of the crash. Sometimes it’s possible to amend disputed facts in a report.
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