A large number of motorcycle accident are attributed to the failure of the other driver to yield the right of way to the motorcycle. One of the standard rules of safe driving that is taught to all young drivers is that a vehicle making a left turn must yield the right of way to other vehicles headed in the opposite direction. These two factors combined to cause a fatal collision in Bryan between a Nissan Pathfinder and a Yamaha motorcycle.
On Monday, August 3, 2020, the Pathfinder was traveling south on North Harvey Mitchell parkway when it tried to turn left onto Phil Gramm Boulevard. The Yamaha cycle was heading north on Mitchell Parkway and had the right-of-way. Unfortunately, the driver of the SUV failed to stop or slow down, and he turned directly into the path of motorcycle. The motorcycle slammed into the turning vehicle.
The driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the SUV was not injured, but he was given a citation for failure to yield the right-of-way during a left turn. Initial reports of the accident did not mention potential driver incapacitation due to alcohol or drugs. Unless further investigation reveals new evidence, such as speeding on the part of the motorcyclist, the driver of the SUV appears to be indisputably at fault for this accident.
Anyone who has been injured or lost a loved one in a similar accident may wish to consider making a claim for financial damages. If so, the assistance of an attorney with experience in auto and motorcycle collisions can be very valuable. A capable lawyer can evaluate the evidence, suggest legal theories to support a claim, and provide an estimate of the likelihood of recovering damages for medical expenses, lost income and pain and suffering.