Last month, four motorcycle riders were involved in an apparent domino-effect accident, in which one driver’s crash caused the subsequent driver to crash, and so on. The motorcycle accident, which occurred on a Saturday afternoon in Pushmataha County, Oklahoma, ended up taking the life of one of the four riders, a 44-year-old woman from Texas.
According to the report filed by police officers at the scene, the accident was set in motion when one of the four riders lost control of his motorcycle while attempting to negotiate a curve and crashed. He radioed a fellow rider to inform him of the accident and ask for help. When the second rider pulled to the side of the road near the first accident, a third rider slowed down to see what was wrong.
The third rider also lost control of her motorcycle, falling onto the road near the other two. A fourth biker that was following directly behind the third rider was unable slow down in time and ran over her. The woman was declared dead at the scene of the accident.
The fourth rider was also injured in the motorcycle accident when he slid 45 feet into the guard rail. He was taken to a hospital in nearby Arkansas for treatment, while the other two bikers were cleared for minor injuries at the scene. Although officers are still investigating the series of events that led to the injury and fatality, they did note that all of the riders were wearing helmets at the time of the crash.