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MOTORCYCLE FATAL CRASH

The following is a press release from the Department of Public Safety.

Friday night, just before 10 p.m., Montgomery County Hospital District and Lake Conroe Fire Department were dispatched to a major accident on FM 2854 near Fish Creek. They arrived to find a motorcycle driver in critical condition, identified as Jonathon Nathaniel Want, 27, of Conroe.

He was transported to Conroe Regional Hospital where he later died from his injuries.

According to DPS Trooper Alders, Want was traveling westbound on FM 2854 behind a 2015 Mazda 6, driven by 32-year-old Brian Ezeude Chukuemeka.

When the Mazda slowed down to make a u-turn, Want failed to control his speed and crashed his Harley Davidson into the Mazda.

There are no charges.

Trooper Alders was assisted by Trooper Ward and Hiebert.

Mr. Want leaves behind a wife and young child. A fund has been set up to assist the family.

 

JONATHON WANT MEMORIAL FUND-CLICK HERE

 

Failure to control speed is a traffic violation. A person should not drive a vehicle at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent. The driver should control the speed of the vehicle as necessary to avoid colliding with another person or vehicle.

In Texas, an officer may lawfully stop and detain a person for a traffic violation, including speeding and failure to control speed.[Sanchez v. State, 2008 Tex. App. LEXIS 9881 (Tex. App. 2008)]

The following is an example of a State Statute ( Texas) on Speed Requirements:

Tex. Transp. Code § 545.351. Maximum Speed Requirement

(a) An operator may not drive at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the circumstances then existing.

(b) An operator:

(1) may not drive a vehicle at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions and having regard for actual and potential hazards then existing; and

(2) shall control the speed of the vehicle as necessary to avoid colliding with another person or vehicle that is on or entering the highway in compliance with law and the duty of each person to use due care.

(c) An operator shall, consistent with Subsections (a) and (b), drive at an appropriate reduced speed if:

(1) the operator is approaching and crossing an intersection or railroad grade crossing;

(2) the operator is approaching and going around a curve;

(3) the operator is approaching a hill crest;

(4) the operator is traveling on a narrow or winding roadway; and

(5) a special hazard exists with regard to traffic, including pedestrians, or weather or highway conditions.

 

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