DALLAS, TX (04/30/2016) — Wiliam Bristol died early Saturday morning after a driver who failed to yield right-of-way caused an accident.
Dallas police have identified 23-year-old Wiliam Andrew Bristol as the victim of a fatal motorcycle accident that occurred at the intersection of Miller Road and Plano Road in Dallas, Texas.
Police reported Bristol was returning home after attending a motorcycle and car show with his friends.
“Mom you can go to sleep now, I’m heading home,” Bristol wrote in the text to his mother, Shannon Cay.
Authorities stated that Bristol was traveling along Miller Road in a gray Kawasaki motorcycle when an oncoming car failed to yield right-of-way and turned left in front of him as he approached Plano Road.
Bristol was taken to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, where he later died.
The female driver who struck Bristol was not injured.
The case remains under investigation; it is unclear at this time if the driver will face any charges.
If reports are correct, the driver who caused this fatal Dallas accident should have taken extra care before crossing oncoming lanes of traffic—especially since it was dark out. As we have mentioned numerous times, motorcyclists are difficult to detect on the road and drivers need to be vigilant for motorcycles. Unfortunately, this tragic accident appears to have been entirely preventable.
To those affected by this tragic accident, we extend our condolences.