Craig Fernando Killed in Waco, TX, Motorcycle Accident
Waco, TX -- March 3, 2017, Craig Fernando was killed due to an accident where a pickup turned into the path of his motorcycle, causing a crash.
Investigators from the Waco Police Department responded to the accident scene at approximately 7:45 p.m. The collision occurred near the intersection of Imperial Drive and Hewitt Drive.
According to their preliminary reports, 39-year-old Fernando was driving a motorcycle southbound along Hewitt. Ahead of him, a pickup was in northbound lanes and attempted to make a left turn into a business. This caused the pickup to enter the path of the oncoming motorcycle, resulting in a collision.
Fernando was ejected onto the roadway and sustained critical injuries. EMS officials transported him to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Hillcrest, but he eventually died. The other driver was not hurt.
Authorities did not say if any charges or citations were being considered. Their investigations are ongoing.
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There tends to be a common negative bias against motorcyclists that comes up rather often when talking about accidents. A lot of people have this notion that motorcyclists are dangerous, reckless drivers. This accident is a good example of just how unfair this misconception is. An overwhelming majority of motorcyclists our firm has dealt with have been safe drivers who fell victim to drivers of larger vehicles turning in front of them or changing lanes into them. It happens often, yet the negative misconception persists.
This can become a problem for those affected by a motorcycle accident. Since many members of the general public hold this misconception, there's a good chance the members of a civil jury can hold this bias as well. This creates complications for those who are unprepared for such a scenario. It's something I've discussed many times in the past, and the article below is a valuable resource for learning just how this bias can affect a case and ways to overcome such obstacles.
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