On Monday afternoon, a serious motorcycle accident took place on Interstate 35 near Selma, Texas. The accident involved an off-duty San Antonio Police Department officer. The 19-year veteran was traveling north on the highway around 2:30 p.m. when he crashed his bike. According to police officers that arrived on the scene, it is believed that the 44-year-old officer was attempting to pass a motor vehicle when the accident occurred.
In an attempt to pass that vehicle, the motorcyclist could possibly have side swiped the car causing himself to lose control. His motorcycle veered out of its designated lane and crashed on the interstate. At the time of the crash, the officer was not wearing a protective helmet. As a result of not donning the proper safety equipment, the man suffered serious head injuries.
Emergency personnel arrived at the scene, and immediately transported the off-duty officer to the San Antonio Military Medical Center. He was initially listed in critical condition upon his arrival at the hospital. No current news on his condition has been released at this time. An investigation into the harmful incident is underway.
When individuals choose to purchase a motorcycle, they become responsible for their safety while operating the bike. This safety can be compromised tremendously if the motorcyclist chooses not to wear protective safety gear. Unfortunately, there are instances where motorcyclists can still be involved in accidents even when they are wearing helmets and operating their bikes properly. Accidents with motorcycles have numerous causes, and can result in serious injuries for the people involved.