Odessa — 1 Dead After Motorcycle Crash on Bainbridge Drive
Posted on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 at 11:11 pm
Just before 9 p.m. on Saturday, January 19, 2019, a major crashed occurred in East Odessa that resulted to one death.
According to reports, Sean Howell, 28, was driving a 2019 Harley Davidson motorcycle at high speed when he suddenly lost control of the vehicle, thus causing it to skid and hit a tree. This happened at the 2500 block of Bainbridge Drive.
Howell, unfortunately, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Hearing of Howell’s death is indeed terrible, but sadly, his life is not the first one that is taken by a motorcycle accident. Motorcycles are initially believed to be far less crashworthy than closed vehicles, but unfortunately, that is not really the case. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 5,286 people died in motorcycle crashes in 2016, the number up by 5.1% from 2015’s 5,029. In the year 2016 as well, motorcyclists were 28 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a crash per vehicle mile traveled.
Additionally, crashes that involve the vehicle leaving the road is another common occurrence. Statistics have shown that about 16% of these vehicular accidents are crashes where the vehicle leaves the road. In this type of car accident, a vehicle would usually crash into a lamppost, a tree, or a building. Lamppost and tree collisions are considered to be generally serious, considering that they comprise 31% of vehicular accident fatalities.
If you are a victim of this particular kind of vehicular accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, please don’t hesitate to ask for help. The police will always be there for you, but more than that, car accident attorneys/personal injury lawyers are always willing to help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.