In a tragic weekend in Texas, three riders were killed in separate motorcycle accidents in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
In perhaps the most avoidable accident this weekend, 53 year-old Constante DeCastro died Sunday afternoon as the result of negligence in Haltom City, Texas. DeCastro was pronounced dead at the scene after hitting the passenger side of a vehicle driven by an 88-year-old woman who pulled out in front of him and attempted to turn.
Earlier that morning, 33-year-old Deangelo Rountree was killed after striking the rear of a semi-truck tractor on 1-20 near Collins Street in Arlington, Texas. Roundree was thrown from his motorcycle over the median and across the highway.
The previous day, 35-year-old Montrell Asher was thrown from his motorcycle and killed after striking the rear of a vehicle on I-20 in Fort Worth, Texas. Asher was driving east and struck the car while attempting to exit Wichita Street.
Riding motorcycles can be dangerous, as we all know. The Haltom City wreck looks like pure negligence on the part of the car driver. That is something that all bikers fear: the turning car that doesn't see the motorcycle. But it looks like speed (by the motorcycle) was the reason for the other two fatal wrecks.