In an ABC13 news report, Houston police say conflicting statements mean no arrest or charges currently in the death of a Pearland couple this weekend. Travis and Marcy Deyo were killed just before 6 p.m. Saturday, as the motorcycle they were riding was hit at the intersection of Telephone Road and the South Sam Houston Parkway East.
According to police, the driver is only 17 years old. A Houston Police Department spokesperson says the teen was tested for intoxication, though police are not revealing the outcome of those tests. Police also say there are conflicting statements about who is at fault.
Long-Term Help Needed
In the meantime, the family is looking at how they can help these children continue on without the parents who loved them so much. The first step, the hardest, explaining what happened. “I talked to them and I told them to be brave…and strong,” said Rudy Cruz, Marcy Deyo’s brother. Family members have set up YouCaring and GoFundMe campaigns to raise money to offset the cost of a funeral and medical expenses for Travis and Marcy and college expenses for their children.
Motorcycle Crash Statistics
According to the Texas Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Fact Sheet 2015:
- There were 459 motorcyclists (operators and passengers) killed in 2015.
- Fifty-two percent (52%) of motorcyclists killed were not wearing helmets at the time of the crash.
- The Fatality Rate on Texas roadways for 2015 was 1.43 deaths per hundred million vehicle miles traveled. This is a 2.05% decrease from 2014.
- Texas experienced a decrease in the number of motor vehicle traffic fatalities. The 2015 death toll of 3,531 was a decrease of 0.14% from the 3,536 deaths recorded in 2014.
- There were 13,616 serious injury crashes in Texas in 2015 with 17,011 people sustaining a serious injury.
Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NHTSA:
- 4,976 people died in motorcycle crashes in 2015, up 8.3 percent from 4,594 in 2014.
- In 2015, 88,000 motorcyclists were injured, down 4.3 percent from 92,000 in 2014.
- In 2014, 4,586 people died in motorcycle crashes, down 2.3 percent from 4,692 in 2013.
- In 2014, 39 percent of those motorcyclists killed were not wearing helmets, down from 41 percent in 2013.
- Over the nine years from 2005 to 2014, fatalities among the 40-and-older age group increased by 14 percent, compared to less than 1 percent for all ages.
- The fatality rate per registered vehicle for motorcyclists in 2014 was six times the fatality rate for passenger car occupants.
Motorcycle Accident Lawyer San Antonio
Tragedy’s like this one are unfortunate. The surviving family members are now in a situation to pull together for the couple young children. Since motorcycle collisions are known to cause some of the most catastrophic injuries, recovery often takes a long period of time and costs a great deal of money. While this couple did not survive, other victims do. Surviving victims can suffer neck and head injuries, as well as spinal cord trauma, burns, or amputations. Our lawyers are standing by to assist you in any way possible. Please contact our San Antonio Motorcycle Accident Lawyers if you have suffered an accident at no fault of your own.