Houston, TX (January 5, 2021) – A motorcyclist has lost his life following a motor vehicle accident in Harris County on Saturday afternoon. On January 2, 51-year-old Sergeant Bruce Watson, a 20-year veteran with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, was working at an off-duty job of leading a funeral procession.
After leaving the procession, Watson’s motorcycle was struck by a vehicle near the area of Farm to Market Road 2234 and Kingsley Drive. Watson was critically injured in the accident.
EMS transported Watson to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he passed away from his injuries. At this time, investigations surrounding the cause of the crash are underway.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Bruce Watson at this time.
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Texas
Each year, tens of thousands of people are hospitalized with injuries from motor vehicle accidents throughout the state of Texas. Many incidents involve motorcyclists. Although these vehicles account for a very small portion of vehicles on roadways across our state, they are involved in a substantial number of collisions. Victims involved in these accidents are more likely to sustain critical and life-threatening injuries due to the fact that they usually only have helmets to protect them. A lot of victims sustain injuries like traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, and broken bones that demand extensive medical attention. Regrettably, not everyone is able to overcome their injuries.
In fact, more than 500 victims are killed in motorcycle accidents throughout our state each year. Although most people believe that motorcyclists are always responsible for accidents, the majority are caused by the negligence of other motorists sharing the roads. The unfortunate truth is that no matter how vigilant we are in ensuring the safety of others sharing the road, there is no guarantee that all motorists will pay the same respect to us. As a result, we continue to see people harmed or killed in accidents caused by negligent, reckless, and distracted drivers. If your loved one lost their life in an accident as a result of another driver’s actions, it is essential that you seek the guidance of a knowledgeable wrongful death attorney in Houston. Working with a skilled and aggressive legal team will ensure you are able to recover from the loss of your loved one.
For over 50-years, the Texas motorcycle accident attorneys at Farah Law have helped thousands of grieving families get the justice they deserve after losing loved ones. We work closely to develop powerful strategies that ensure our clients’ legal rights and best interests are protected. Our team takes an aggressive approach from the beginning by preparing every case as if it were going all the way to a full jury trial. Doing so ensures we are able to obtain the best results for our clients during negotiations or in court. If your loved one lost their life in an accident as a result of another driver’s actions, contact our personal injury attorneys in Texas at (888) 481-9359 to discuss legal options available and to see how we can help you.
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