Motorcyclist killed in La Marque Crash
Houston car accident lawyers know that motorcycle drivers and riders are at higher risk for injuries and fatalities if they are involved in an accident. Motorcycles are much more exposed than are cars or SUV’s, and even if a rider is wearing a helmet, it cannot always prevent a catastrophic outcome.
Last night in La Marque, a motorcyclist died after an accident in the 2200 block of FM 519. According to La Marque police Sergeant Shawn Spruill, a woman driving a Ford Taurus failed to yield the right away when she was making a left turn. She pulled in front of the motorcycle that Mark David Jasek was driving. His motorcycle collided with the unexpectedly turning Taurus, and he was thrown from his bike. Police pronounced him dead at the scene of the accident at 10:21 p.m.
Jessica Gwen Taylor was also cited for not having automobile insurance. Formal charges against Taylor have not been released by the La Marque police department, and it is unknown whether Taylor was driving under the influence of alcohol, which is often the case in late night weekend accidents.
The specific cause of death for Jasek has not been determined, and it is also unknown whether he was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. Texas law does not mandate that adults wear a helmet when operating a motorcycle, but to prevent injuries in the event of an accident, it is highly recommended by Houston car accident attorneys as well as Houston public safety authorities.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, or think that you may have grounds for a wrongful death case, call Houston car accident attorney Joe Stephens today at 713.224.0000 for a free consultation. Joe Stephens is a Houston injury attorney with over 26 years of experience serving the Houston and South Texas communities. Joe Stephens will expertly handle every aspect of your case on both a professional and personal level, and be available to answer any questions or concerns you have. You may also fill out a contact form online and a member of The Stephens Law Firm staff will contact you within 24 hours to schedule your free consultation.