Posts Tagged ‘motorcycle’

Off-duty deputy dies in motorcycle accident on FM 2920 at Kuykendahl

There was a fatal accident Saturday morning between an SUV exiting a Kroger parking lot and an off duty HCSO deputy riding his motorcycle. The deputy was riding westbound on FM 2920 at around 11:00 a.m. when the SUV pulled into the deputy’s travel lane: he attempted to swerve around the vehicle but was unable to do so. The impact was enough to break the deputy’s motorcycle helmet. He was air-lifted to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he passed away. Precinct 4 will handle the investigation of the crash, though on the face of it, it appears the white Chevy Tahoe SUV failed to yield the right-of-way to the deputy’s motorbike. Channel 11’s story. According to Channel 13’s story, the deputy works at Harris County Jail. The Channel 13 account of the accident is somewhat more detailed: it says the deputy was thrown from his motorcycle after hitting the SUV leaving Kroger where he struck another SUV that was in the center turn lane waiting to turn left across 2920. Smith & Hassler Law Firm.

FM 2920 and Kuykendahl motorcycle accident

HCSO deputy killed in motorcycle accident with SUV

Mark Cordero reportedly killed in motorcycle accident in Willis TX

Local media is reporting that Mark Cordero was killed yesterday evening in a collision between his motorcycle and a car delivering pizza. Channel 13 states that Mark Cordero and his passenger Patricia Buscemi were heading westbound on FM 1097 near Willis, Texas when the pizza delivery car turned in front of their motorbike. The motorcycle struck the car, throwing Mr. Cordero from the motorbike. Ms. Buscemi was taken to the hospital in critical condition. It appears this accident happened at night: frequently motorcycle accidents such as this are the result of drivers of four-wheeled vehicles only half paying attention and not seeing the single headlight of a motorcycle approaching. While motorcyclists are often blamed for collisions, statistically it is actually more likely the larger vehicle is to blame. How awful for Mr. Cordero’s family and friends; hopefully Ms. Buscemi’s condition will improve.
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Patricia Buscemi Mark Cordero motorcycle accident FM 1097

Photo credit: Channel 13 News

Fatal motorcycle accident on Boheme Drive

Investigators believe the slick roads caused by today’s heavy rains in Houston contributed to a fatal motorcycle accident on the West Sam Houston Tollway feeder near Boheme Drive. Police say it was pitch black and very wet when the accident happened at 5:30 a.m. today. Police told Channel 2 that the driver of a dark blue Chevrolet Suburban and the motorcyclist were both heading southbound on the feeder road with the intention of turning left onto Boheme. Investigators say the driver of the Suburban, instead of making the left turn, skidded in a straight line into the motorcycle. The motorcycle rider was trapped under the Suburban and died at the scene. While the Suburban driver was questioned by police and was given a breathalyzer test, police do not think alcohol was a factor in causing the accident.

Motorcyclist pulled over on South Freeway killed by suspected drunk driver

It appears the Houston area has lost yet another victim to drunk driving. Channel 13 News is reporting that a motorcyclist pulled over by police was killed last night when another vehicle hit his motorbike. The accident happened around 1:30am on the South Freeway near Yellowstone. An HPD officer pulled over the motorcycle on the feeder road and pulled him over on suspicion of running red lights. The motorcyclist pulled over and stopped at a narrow one lane entrance ramp: that’s when the driver of a blue Chevrolet pickup truck sideswiped the HPD patrol car and struck the motorbike and rider. The motorcycle rider died at the scene. Police say they were about to instruct the motorcyclist to pull over somewhere safer when the crash happened. The driver of the pickup was taken to Ben Taub to be treated for minor injuries: police say his blood alcohol level was above the legal limit for intoxication, so he will face drunk driving charges (probably for intoxication manslaughter). Channel 13’s article states no police officers were injured in the accident.

Deputies say speed to blame for fatal motorcycle accident on FM 1485

A motorcyclist was killed last night and the driver of a car was injured after a crash on FM 1485. Deputies say the motorcycle was traveling too fast on a curve on FM 1485 and traveled into oncoming traffic. The motorcycle struck a car, killing the motorcyclist instantly. A lady driving the car was trapped inside her vehicle and had to be extracted by emergency services who then took her to the hospital where her condition was listed as stable. Channel 13’s story is here.

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Minivan hits motorcycle on Highway 99 in Katy near Mason Road

A man riding a Yamaha motorcycle was seriously injured last night in an accident on Highway 99 near Mason Road in the Katy area at around 9:00pm. The accident happened when a minivan failed to yield the right-of-way to oncoming traffic and struck the motorcycle. The motorcyclist, identified as a 29-year old man, slid along the road and crashed into a median. He was taken via life flight helicopter and listed as in serious but stable condition. Channel 13 News’ story is here.

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Shawn Jarmail Brown charged with intoxication manslaughter in death of motorcyclist

A motorcyclist was killed Sunday afternoon when he stopped to change a tire on Highway 288 near Orem. The collision happened around 1:00pm when the victim was out on a motorcycle ride with his son.  Investigators say 36-year old Shawn Jarmail Brown hit the motorcyclist who died at the scene. Brown was arrested and charged with intoxication assault. The name of the 42-year old victim has not yet been released. Shawn Jarmail Brown has previously faced criminal charges in Harris County, including theft, manufacture and delivery of controlled substance and unlicensed possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. This accident is a terrible and avoidable tragedy, our hearts go out to the friends and family of the victim.

Shawn Jarmail Brown has been charged with intoxication assault - he struck a motorcyclist stopped on Highway 288

Channel 2’s coverage of the fatal crash can be read here. Channel 11’s story regarding Shawn Jermail Brown’s arrest is available here.