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Houston Motorcycle Crashes Result in 2 Injuries, 1 Death


Posted on Mar 09, 2009

A motorcyclist was killed in a southwest Houston accident and a separate motorcycle crash in northeast Houston injured the rider and his passenger.

Houston police were at the crash scene of the first motorcycle accident after 10:00 PM, Friday, March 6, 2009.  The motorcycle crash occurred on the East Loop approaching the Liberty exit.  According to police officers, the male motorcycle rider and his female passenger were laying on the freeway near the crashed motorcycle.

Witnesses informed police officers that the motorcycle was speeding southbound on the East Loop and was seen weaving in and out of lanes on the freeway.  When the motorcyclist attempted to veer in front of another vehicle, he hit the front bumper of the car and lost control of his motorcycle, which eventually led to the crash, according to investigators.

The motorcyclist was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital in serious condition and his female passenger was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital in critical condition.

The occupants inside the car were not injured in the crash.  The southbound lanes of East Loop were closed for about one hour during the police investigation.  Police believe that the motorcycle driver was responsible for the crash.

The second motorcycle accident occurred about 11:00 PM on Friday, March 6, 2009, when according to police, the driver of a car traveling on Bellaire Boulevard attempted to head south on Jetta and veered in front of a motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed.

The impact of the collision caused the motorcycle to slam into the front end of the moving car.  The motorcycle driver was ejected from his bike onto the street and was killed, according to investigators.

Witnesses told police officers that the motorcycle appeared to be racing against another vehicle.

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