Austin— 32-year-old Motorcyclist ID’d Following Car Accident on Oltorf Street
Posted on Monday, February 11th, 2019 at 5:24 am
The Austin Police Department has identified the motorcycle rider involved in a collision on Oltorf Street in south Austin last Wednesday.
The victim was identified as 32-year-old Trevor James Ralston.
A preliminary investigation shows that the fatal accident occurred at around 7:00 a.m. Ralston was on his motorcycle, heading east at the 1000 block of West Oltorf Street, when a westbound gray 2008 Mini Cooper suddenly went out of control, slid into the opposing lanes and struck Ralston. The impact of the collision killed Ralston instantly.
The driver of the Mini Cooper was not hurt and stayed at the scene. He was cited for failure to control speed.
No other details were released as of this writing as investigating officers are still gathering information regarding the case.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the deceased victim. We believe that the Austin Police Department will do everything to serve justice.
Motorcycle Accidents in the United States
According to statistics, more than 3,000 people are killed in car accidents each year. In the year 2016 alone, a total of 14,217 crashes were recorded with 17,602 people sustaining serious injuries. Most of the collisions occur due to negligence or because a driver is not completely paying attention behind the wheel. They could be distracted by their phones or their focus was somewhere else.
In an unfortunate event that you were involved in a car accident, it is important for you to stay calm. You need to ensure that you act responsibly and in accordance with the law. If you are injured, do not try to move, instead, call or wait for help.
Once the investigation has been completed, you can file a lawsuit to make sure that you are properly compensated for damages—be it for your property, physical injury, and even pain and suffering. Speak with your personal injury lawyer to learn more about your rights.