Austin, TX (11/25/2019) – A motorcyclist was killed Monday, November 18, in a deadly wreck in North Austin.
The incident occurred Monday evening around 7 p.m. near the 5800 block of Burnet Road. Matthew James Almasi, 26, was in a blue Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle traveling down Burnet Road at a fast speed when a Honda Odyssey minivan struck Almasi after making a left-turn.
Almasi was thrown from his motorcycle and transported to Dell Seton Medical Center, where he died around 8:30 p.m.
The driver of the minivan was not injured.
The passenger riding in the minivan suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene.
The driver of the minivan was issued a citation for failing to yield right-of-way to Almasi.
Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.
Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
According to Texas Department of Transportation, last year there were 8,611 wrecks involving motorcycles, with 417 of them being deadly. This year, police say there have been 74 fatal crashes in Austin, with 76 fatalities. While many Texans ride their motorcycles their entire lives without any incident, there is always a risk of an accident or injury each time you take to the road.
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