A Texas widow has filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of her children against a truck driver that she believes was responsible for her husband’s fatal motorcycle accident. She is seeking unspecified monetary damages.
According to the Galveston County lawsuit, Roger Dale Rice was riding his motorcycle on the Southwest Freeway in Houston when a truck driver turned left into a private drive in front on the oncoming biker. Rice struck the rear wheels of the big rig, which was driven by Shirley Bobyk and owned by the Imperial Transport Company. The impact caused Rice to be thrown from his motorcycle. He was rushed to a local hospital with critical injuries and eventually died from the collision.
His widow, Katherine Rice, states in court documents that she and her attorney believe that Bobyk failed to yield to the right of way, failed to maintain a proper lookout, failed to avoid a collision, and failed to maintain a safe distance.
This is just one of thousands of serious motorcycle accidents that take place in Texas each year – many of which are caused by larger vehicles failing to yield to bikers. The Rasansky Law Firm sends its condolences to Rice’s wife, children, and other loved ones.