It was the middle of the day on Saturday, August 7, 2021, and a Houston motorcyclist was enjoying a weekend cruise. Meanwhile, 35-year-old Christopher Lawrence Baulch had been drinking and was out driving in the Pasadena area. Around 3:55 p.m. at the intersection of South Shaver Street and Wald Street in Baulch and the rider had a fatal encounter.
According to authorities, the motorcyclist was driving eastbound on Shaver when Baulch in a black Kia Soul left a stop sign and turned left to head westbound on Shaver. Baulch wasn’t paying attention and crossed all the lanes of traffic as the motorcycle driver was approaching the intersection. The motorcyclist couldn’t avoid the sudden appearance of Baulch’s car and crashed into the Kia according to the police.
The motorcyclist was violently flung from his bike in the crash. EMS transported him to a nearby hospital but due to the severity of the crash, he later died. Police determined that Baulch was driving impaired, and he was charged with driving while intoxicated in connection with the crash. Despite the death of the motorcyclist and the accident occurring in broad daylight Baulch has still not been charged with anything other than the DWI.
This crash is a small example of the real hazards faced by Houston motorcyclists and the real consequences of the inattention of other drivers on the road. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed by the negligence of another while riding, call the law firm of Abraham Watkins today. It is imperative that you find a law firm to manage your claim as soon as possible following an injury or death of a family member and one who knows how to navigate the legal landscape surrounding a motorcycle crash.
The law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner is the longest-standing personal injury firm in Texas, and our attorneys are intimately aware of the risks faced by riders and how to best help them overcome the challenges facing anyone who was injured riding. Call us today at 713-396-3964 or 1-800-594-4884 for your free consultation.