Austin, TX (November 30, 2023) 19-year-old Zachery Jonaitis was killed while riding his motorcycle on Highway 71 in Austin near Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. The accident happened just before 6:00 a.m., according to police officers.
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It happened in the 1900 block of East Highway 71, eastbound when Jonaitis’s motorcycle collided with a car. Police officers and paramedics arrived at the scene and found Jonaitis lying in the roadway, his motorcyclist seriously damaged. Sadly, Zachery Jonaitis was killed in the collision and pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel.
The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and cooperated with police officers following the collision. The driver and the passenger in the vehicle were uninjured in this fatal crash. Officers are investigating the collision to try and figure out what exactly happened on Highway 71 in Austin that caused this collision that took Zachery Jonaitis’s life.
Who Is Responsible For Motorcycle Accidents In Austin?
Motorcyclists have a naturally small profile and are more likely to be overlooked by other drivers. Many collisions are due to drivers that make dangerous lane changes. There are a number of factors that could potentially contribute to a motorcycle accident including:
- Drunk driving
- Driver distraction
- Inclement weather
The family of any victim that died in a motorcycle accident may be able to seek aid through a wrongful death claim. Damages can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are. There are, however, statute of limitations associated with civil claims. Failing to act within the statute of limitations may result in a permanent forfeiture of your rights.
Investigating An Austin Motorcycle Accident
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of Zachery Joaintis. Anyone who may have additional information regarding this tragic accident should reach out to us. A full investigation must be conducted for the sake of all who have lost so much.
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