CLEBURNE, TX (11/06/2015) — Dan Echols sustained injuries to his legs when a pickup truck broadsided his motorcycle on Friday morning.
According to Cleburne police, 38-year-old Dan Echols was seriously injured after his motorcycle was struck by a pickup truck on Industrial Boulevard in Cleburne, Texas.
Police reported at around 6:45 a.m., Echols was traveling westbound on Industrial Boulevard on his way to work when an eastbound Ford pickup truck turned in front of him and the two vehicles collided.
The driver of the pickup truck stated that he did not see the motorcycle approaching.
According to authorities, witnesses helped remove the motorcycle off Echols and fashioned a tourniquet to control the bleeding in his legs.
Echols was flown to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas for treatment.
This wreck remains under investigation.
Due to their size, motorcycles are sometimes difficult to see on roadways. More-accurately-speaking, most drivers simply aren’t looking for motorcyclists, and often fail to check twice before crossing lanes of traffic. There are more motorcyclists on the road now than ever, and we need to stress the importance of keeping a lookout for ALL types of drivers. Never trust your mirrors. Look twice. Give distance. Save a life.