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Odessa – Wisconsin Rider Died in Suspected Speeding Crash on East 8th Street

Posted on Monday, July 8th, 2019 at 6:12 am    

A motorcyclist died in a fatal collision with a vehicle on East 8th Street last Thursday.

Just before 10:00 p.m., Odessa police officials received a call reporting a crash at the 1900 block of East 8th Street. According to initial reports, a Ford Mustang was attempting to make a turn onto 8th Street when it crashed into a Harley Davidson motorcycle that was traveling along the eastbound lane. The force of the impact left the motorcyclist with serious injuries. He was taken to Medical Center Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Authorities only identified the victim was a 21-year-old Wisconsin man.

No one else was injured.

Based on a preliminary investigation, police found out that the rider was traveling at an unsafe speed prior to the crash.

The investigation is underway.

According to the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA), car accidents happen almost every minute of every day, and for every 16 minutes, a car accident occurs that results in death. That is roughly about 6 million car accidents every year and 90 people dying in car accidents every day in the U.S. alone. Driving while distracted, under the influence of alcohol, and at an unsafe speed are three most common causes of car accidents.

If you are a victim of a speeding collision, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please don’t hesitate to ask for help. The police will always be there to help you, but more than that, car accident lawyers are always willing to help you in protecting your rights and getting you the justice that you deserve. They will also help you file a lawsuit and get fair and just compensation for the physical and emotional trauma you experienced.


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