A Tragic Decision
Dead daredevil: Motorcycle wheelie turns into a fatal crash on Houston's streets
A local motorcyclist’s wheelie turned into a fatal accident.
The incident took place around 8 p.m. Sunday night in the 4900 block of Reed Road.
A white Acura was traveling southbound on Jutland when it stopped at the intersection of Jutland and Reed. According to a statement from the Houston Police Department, the driver checked to make sure the roads were safe before continuing into the intersection. The motorcyclist, who was performing a wheelie, then smashed into the car.
In 2012, 460 people died on Texas roadways while riding motorcycles and scooters.
A witness said that the motorcycle was going at a high rate of speed traveling in the turn only lane of Reed Road.
The victim was taken to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The police are still trying to verify the identity of the motorcyclist. The driver of the car was not injured, which is what often happens when a car and motorcycle collide.
Two-thirds of all motorcycle accidents in Texas result in the serious injury or death of the motorcyclist according to The Texas Department of Transportation. In 2012, 460 people died on Texas roadways while riding motorcycles and scooters.