A three-vehicle accident on the Sulphur River Bridge of Texas State Route 8 killed Candi Barnes, 52, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. The accident involved two motorcycles and a mid-sized sedan, and Ms. Barnes was a passenger on one of the motorcycles.
Jerry Barnes, the driver of Ms. Barnes’ motorcycle, was airlifted to an area hospital. Robert and Jacqueline Beauchamp were also injured, but the severity of their injuries was not reported.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, per vehicle mile traveled in 2007, motorcyclists were about 37 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a motor vehicle traffic crash and 9 times more likely to be injured.
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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