A solider from Fort Hood was killed in a one-vehicle motorcycle accident in the early hours of Sunday morning on Interstate 35 in Texas.
According to local news sources, 27-year-old Reggie D. Hudspeth of Fort Hood was merging on to I-35 from Highway 190 when he lost control of his motorcycle and slammed into the median dividing the two sides of the interstate. Emergency responders rushed the man to Scott & White Hospital in Temple by ambulance, but Hudspeth soon succumbed to his traffic accident injuries. It is not known if speed or alcohol were factors in the crash, which took place just after midnight.
The man had served one tour in Iraq and one tour in Afghanistan.
Unfortunately, the rate of motorcycle accidents among recent veterans and current soldiers has skyrocketed in recent years across the country and in Texas. Many believe that the link between motorcycle fatalities and those who have served in combat is related to the soldiers’ experiences overseas and the difficultly that many soldiers have acclimating to life in the United States after spending time defending us in Iraq and Afghanistan. Others simply believe that the rise in accidents reflects an already-proven link between young men and men in their 20s with motorcycle accidents and injuries.
Do you have a loved one that was injured or killed in a motorcycle accident that wasn’t their fault? Speak with a Dallas motorcycle accident attorney today about the details of your case and find out if you’re owed compensation.