Washington, TX (December 30, 2020) – An automobile accident reported in Washington County claimed one man’s life on Sunday evening, according to local news sources. Just before 6 p.m., on December 27, the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to the scene of a crash on Texas State Highway 105.
Reports from authorities show that 36-year-old John Travis Winn was riding a motorcycle east on Texas State Highway 105 with his passenger, his wife 31-year-old Katherine Winn.
As the two passed down Texas State Highway 105 near the intersection with Farm to Market Road 912 when they were struck by a Ford F-250 pickup truck as it turned west onto the highway.
John Winn was ejected from his vehicle. After landing on the road, he was struck by a Ford F-150 pickup truck. The man succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the accident.
Katherine Winn was transported to St. Joseph Regional Hospital in Bryan for the treatment of critical injuries. At this time, the crash remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Katherine Winn at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
We would like to offer our condolences to the family of John Travis Winn at this time.
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Texas
Motorcycles are often considered a rejuvenating method of transportation. Here in Texas, nearly 350,000 people are registered motorcycle owners. Although riders account for a small fraction of the number of travelers on roadways daily, they are involved in collisions at an alarming rate. The fact that riders remain vulnerable to outside forces means they are more likely to suffer catastrophic injuries in collisions.
The majority of motorcycle accidents in our state are a result of negligent drivers. Driver errors and those engaging in reckless actions like texting, eating, or changing the radio while driving, as well as those who choose to drive impaired, commonly cause life-changing accidents throughout our state. Although thousands of people are left with serious injuries due to motorcycle accidents, more than 500 motorcyclists lose their lives in accidents throughout our state each year. When victims end up passing away due to accidents caused by reckless or negligent drivers, it is imperative that their families contact a wrongful death attorney in Texas as soon as possible.
When motorcyclists lose their lives in preventable accidents, their families are able to file wrongful death claims against wrongdoers to obtain compensation for funeral costs, medical treatment, and various other financial burdens they face moving forward after an unexpected loss. Although no amount of compensation could ever make us feel whole again after losing a loved one, having the resources available to cover unexpected costs moving forward can help families immensely. Rasansky Law Firm’s motorcycle accident attorneys in Texas work diligently to ensure grieving families recover the maximum amount of compensation available for their claims. Our aggressive legal team is dedicated to investigating claims for families to build strong cases that get them the justice and compensation they deserve. Contact our personal injury attorneys in Texas at (214) 617-1816 to explore legal options available for you. By scheduling a free case evaluation with our team, we can discuss the circumstances surrounding the loss of your loved one and determine the best approach for getting you the justice and compensation you deserve.
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Disclaimer: As a member of the Dallas community, Rasansky Law Firm’s goal is to improve the safety of all residents in the great state of Texas. While we are extremely saddened by the accidents we report on, we hope that through knowledge of these accidents, individuals will exercise caution in order to avoid similar accidents in the future. These reports are not solicitations for business and the information included herein should not be taken as medical or legal advice. We hope for the quickest recovery for those involved in these accidents.