Houston Man Dies While Learning to Drive Motorcycle
Houston injury attorneys know that learning how to properly drive a motor vehicle is vital to your safety, as well as the safety of everyone on the road. When teenagers are learning to drive, they have an extensive set of lessons. Unfortunately, the same is not required of adults who may be learning to drive a new type of motor vehicle, particularly motorcycles. There are classes people can take to learn to drive a new type of motor vehicle, but people often try to teach themselves or practice on their own, which is not the best idea.
On Monday afternoon, a Houston man died as a result of practicing driving his new Harley Davidson motorcycle. Juan Carlos Villalobos was practicing driving the motorcycle in the parking lot of his apartment building at about 3:15 p.m. in the afternoon. Villalobos was driving towards a locked gate in the 7900 block of Westheimer apartments, when he lost control of the bike, hit a parked car and then crashed into a brick wall. Villalobos was taken to a nearby hospital where he later died.
To obtain a motorcycle license, and have the legal right to drive a motorcycle, it is necessary to pass both a written and a road test. There are professional courses available to teach you how to drive a motorcycle, but people often try to learn on their own. It is unknown whether Villalobos had taken a prepatory class or was just trying to teach himself how to drive, but the end result was fatal. Houston accident attorneys would like to caution people to get proper training before trying to drive any type of motor vehicle that is new to you.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, call Houston personal injury attorney Joe Stephens today at 713.224.0000 for a free consultation. Joe Stephens is a Houston injury attorney with over 26 years serving the Houston and South Texas communities, and will personally tend to every aspect of your case. You may also fill out an online contact form and a member of The Stephens Law Firm will contact you within 24 hours to schedule your free consultation. Call Joe Stephens to get the help and advice that you need.