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Heath Nequent in fatal motorcycle crash in Beaumont, Texas.

Reports coming out of Beaumont, Texas state that Heath Nequent was involved in a fatal motorcycle accident. According to law enforcement, the accident occurred in the 1700 block of Cardinal Highway at about 2 PM. Police believe that the motorcycle, while travelling on the road, made contact with a car. This caused the motorcyclist to lose control of his motorcycle. Nequent was thrown off and consequently died at the scene of the accident.

Fatal motorcycle accidents are not uncommon in Texas.

Timothy Rod Gilman was also involved in a fatal motorcycle accident in Wythe County. Police believe that the accident occurred on Ivanhoe Road at about 5 PM. Law enforcement believes that Gilman was turning near Dunford Road when the motorcycle almost collided head-on with a F-150 Ford truck. Though the motorcycle did not physically collide with the truck, it did fall to its side, sending Gilman under the front of the truck. Gilman died from the injuries he sustained in the accident. It is unknown whether the driver of the truck, Joshua Caleb Olinger, was injured. Police believe that speed was a factor in the accident.

We urge motorcyclists to be careful while riding their vehicles. We also urge car drivers to be attentive of motorcyclists because they can be difficult to notice. It is much more impactful if one has an accident as a motorcyclist than as a car driver so we urge caution when riding such a mode of transportation.

-- Article by Richard D. Weaver, a Texas personal injury attorney.

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