An off-duty police officer was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in Dallas yesterday as he was riding home from work after an overnight shift.
According to the Dallas News, 44-year-old Anthony Miles was rushed to the Methodist Dallas Medical Center after he crashed his motorcycle Cockrell Hill Road near Kiest Boulevard in Oak Cliff. An initial investigation has revealed that the officer was going too fast to safely negotiate a curve in the street as he traveled southbound. His motorcycle struck the median and crashed into a streetlight while Miles was thrown 50 yards from the accident. The Dallas man was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
Miles will undergo surgery at the hospital for his injuries, though no other details regarding his health are known at this time.
Riding too fast to negotiate turns or curves in the road is one of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a motorbike accident, speak to a Texas personal injury lawyer today.