Truck Versus Motorcycle Crash on FM 812

BASTROP COUNTY, TX – On October 23, 2015, a motorcycle and a car collided on FM 812 near Highway 21. The driver of the car, a Chevy Avalanche, has been charged with two counts of intoxicated manslaughter.

According to officials, the crash occurred around 2:00 a.m. at the 2100 block of FM 812. A motorcycle was heading north on the highway when a Chevy Avalanche, heading south, crossed into the northbound lane, hitting the motorcycle head on.

The riders on the motorcycle, a 51-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman, were pronounced dead on the scene. The driver of the truck, Jaime DeLeon-Rodriguez, 25, was transported to University Medical Center Brackenridge. He was expected to make a complete recovery.

Photos taken at the scene depict an impact that was so strong, the motorcycle became wedged in the center of the truck’s engine compartment. The truck’s hood is shown to be crumpled toward the windshield. People commenting on news reports point to the dangers of driving a motorcycle down country roads so late at night.

That said, no person should have to limit themselves to riding a motorcycle during daylight hours. It is the responsibility of every driver to make good decisions, and the responsibility of every drinker to arrange for a sober ride home. Had DeLeon-Rodriguez made a different choice, two people would not have lost their lives.

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