FROM STAFF REPORTS
KINGSLAND — Texas Department of Public Safety investigators believe a motorcycle driver might have failed to his control speed, resulting in a two-vehicle collision near Lookout Mountain that hospitalized the man and a child rider, according to the report.
The collision happened at about 2 p.m. Aug. 26 on RR 1431 at the intersection of CR 127 just east of Kingsland in Burnet County.
A Harley Davidson motorcycle and a Ford Expedition were involved in the incident.
“One vehicle, an SUV (traveling west), moved over to the inside lane to get around slower-moving traffic. There were two vehicles (facing west) stopped in the inside lane,” DPS Highway Patrol Officer Kevin Henneke said. “The first one was turning left and the second one had to wait. The SUV slammed on the breaks to avoid a crash, and then the motorcycle ran into the back of the SUV.”
DPS is withholding the names of the motorcycle driver and the child, who were transported by ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center and Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, respectively.
The trooper listed “failure to control speed” on the part of the motorcycle driver, who is from Horseshoe Bay, as a contributing factor of the crash.
In the SUV, a driver and three passengers, believed to be from Granite Shoals, did not suffer injuries, Henneke said.
Traffic was halted for 15-20 minutes as crews cleared the roadway. Further delays occurred as officers reduced the roadway lanes during the investigation of the collision.