Midland – Motorcycle vs 18-Wheeler Crash on Hwy 80
Posted on Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 at 1:18 pm
A major accident involving a motorcycle and an 18-wheeler truck took place on Highway 80 in Midland County, Tuesday morning.
According to a report released by Midland County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened at Highway 80 near South County Road 1250. Details surrounding the crash remain undisclosed as of this writing but it was confirmed that the operator of the motorcycle sustained serious injuries from the force of the impact. Authorities said that the victim, whose identification has not yet been released, is currently on life support.
There is no word yet on the condition of the driver of the truck.
The eastbound lanes were shut down for clearing. The Midland Police Department arrived at the scene to determine liability and the possible charges to be filed.
An investigation is underway.
We are deeply saddened for the family and loved ones of the injured victim. Our prayers and thoughts are with them. We strongly believe that the Midland Police Department will do everything to bring those responsible to justice.
Texas is among the states in the US that have the most car accidents which involved injuries and fatalities every year. Some of the common factors contributing to the rising cases of collisions in the area include the worsening traffic situation, weather conditions, and poor driving habits.
Bad driving habits are the greatest cause of a fatal crash. It can be lethal to the person behind the wheel, as well as the drivers on the road. Drivers who do not use their signal to change lanes or those who do not secure their blind spots before shifting direction are more likely to be involved in an accident. Some of the most dangerous driving habits include speeding, unsafe lane change, tailgating, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you or someone you love has been a victim of a car accident with a negligent driver, you have a right to fair compensation for the trauma you experienced and the injuries you have suffered.