Motorcyclist Killed in Fatal U-Turn Crash

Tyler, TX (5/7/2021) – A two-vehicle crash on Thursday left one person dead near Tyler on Toll 49.

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The accident happened around 4 p.m. in Smith County between a Kawasaki motorcycle and a Chevrolet Silverado. Both were headed westbound on Toll 49 when the Chevrolet did an illegal U-turn, causing the motorcycle to hit the side of the truck.

The rider of the motorcycle, 40-year-old Christopher Lee Eickenhorst, was killed at the scene.

The driver of the Chevrolet, 30-year-old Jamal Russell, was reportedly not injured.

Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.

U-Turn Accident Lawyers

Not all U-turns are illegal; however, there’s a right way and a wrong way to execute a U-turn on Houston roadways. To understand the correct way, you must recognize and understand the laws that pertain to U-turns. Unfortunately, when drivers are in a rush, they would rather perform a negligent U-turn than drive up a few blocks where it’s safe to do so. The same concept applies to passenger vehicles when another driver is making a U-turn. Regardless of fault, U-turn traffic accidents can be a scary experience.

The actions involving a motorcycle and the illegal U-turn of an SUV resulted in a wrongful death of a motorcyclist. While getting behind the wheel is an everyday event, one wrong move can result in the worst day of someone’s life. You can never be too careful on the road, and if something should happen, it’s important to be vigilant and make sure you’re represented in the best way you can.

At Sutliff & Stout, we fight for motorcycle accident victims to get the compensation that they deserve. We understand that motorcycle riders face unfair prejudices and we’ll work tirelessly to make sure that you receive a full and fair settlement for your injuries and other losses after an accident. To schedule a free and confidential consultation with a Houston motorcycle accident attorney at Sutliff & Stout, text or call (713) 405-1263 anytime, 24/7.

Source: KLTV

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