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Two Fatality Motorcycle Accidents on the Island
News Release
Saturday, November 03, 2018

On Friday, November 2nd, Galveston Island experienced two fatal motorcycle accidents.  The details for both crashes are as follows:

300 Seawall: 6:08pm

As several motorcyclists were proceeding east on Seawall Blvd, approaching East Beach Dr, the lead motorcycle began braking as he prepared to turn right onto East Beach Dr.  One of the motorcycles behind him failed to see him slowing to turn and struck him.  The striking motorcycle, bearing a male driver and female passenger then overturned and slid off of the seawall.  The 54-year-old female passenger from Rockwall, TX, sustained serious head trauma as a result of the crash and died shortly after being transported to UTMB. The male driver was also transported to UTMB for minor injuries.  Neither rider was wearing a helmet.  Alcohol is not suspected to be a contributing factor in the collision; however, the driver consented to a sample of his blood being taken.  No charges have been filed at this time.

6300 Ave J: 9:41pm

As a motorcyclist was leaving the island, he left the light at 59th St and Ave J, traveling outbound at a high rate of speed according to witnesses.  As he crested the 61st St overpass, the driver lost control and laid the bike down on the roadway.  As a result, the 65-year-old driver from League City sustained a serious head injury and was pronounced dead shortly after being transported to UTMB.  The rider was not wearing a helmet, and no other vehicles were involved in the crash.

As we roll into the weekend the Galveston Police Department only expects an increase of visitors and vehicles to the island. As such, we would like to stress the importance of wearing proper protective equipment when you ride a motorcycle, including a helmet.




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