Accident reports from police in El Paso say speed contributed to a fatal motorcycle accident that occurred on March 28. It resulted in the death of a New Mexico man.
The El Paso Police Department went to the 10300 block of Rushing Road on at around 6:45 p.m. following reports of a bike crash.
The Department’s Special Traffic Investigators probed the accident. They found that 20-year-old Christopher Madrid, was speeding along Rushing Road on a 2009 Kawasaki motorcycle.
He was heading north and was reportedly unable to safely negotiate a bend in the road.
In a statement, the police said the bike jumped a curb, traveled along the sidewalk and hit a cinderblock wall.
Madrid a resident of La Mesa, New Mexico, was ejected from the motorcycle.
Emergency responders took him to a local hospital, and he was listed in critical condition until March 30. That day, he died as a result of his injuries.
According to accident reports from El Paso police, this was the 21st fatal crash for 2020 so far. For the same period in 2019, there were 14 traffic fatalities. Serious accidents remain a concern throughout Texas.
Around eighty percent of motorcycle crashes result in serious injuries to the cyclist. That’s because motorcyclists lack the protection offered by enclosed vehicles. Even cyclists who wear protective helmets can suffer debilitating injuries, especially when they get thrown from their cycles.
They often suffer broken bones, burns, amputated limbs, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and paralysis. In the most severe cases, these injuries result in death.
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