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Galveston, Texas — November 2, 2012

A motorcycle accident Friday evening at the intersection of Avenue O and 51st Street seriously injured an unidentified man according to the Galveston Police Department. The accident happened shortly after 8 p.m. when the rider suffered multiple fractures.

He was taken to University of Texas Medical Branch in unknown condition. It is not known if there were any other vehicles involved. A cause for the crash has not been determined.

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.

If you were involved in this accident, or a family member to someone involved, and would like an official copy of the police report, you can make a request with this form.

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