Galveston Police Press Release
On Wednesday, September 4th, at approximately 11:03 pm,
Officers stopped at the intersection of 27th and Ave J observed a white and
green Kawasaki motorcycle run the red light while traveling westbound on Ave J
at over 100mph. Those officers almost immediately lost sight of the
motorcycle due to its speed, but radioed the vehicle’s description ahead and
proceeded in the same direction. Seconds later, officers discovered that
the driver of the motorcycle had crashed into an 18 wheeler at the intersection
of 36th St and Ave J and immediately summoned rescue units to the scene.
The driver of the motorcycle, identified as 39-year-old Daniel Hood of Texas
City, was not wearing a helmet and sustained head trauma as well as several
other injuries and, as such, was pronounced deceased shortly after the arrival
of Galveston EMS.
Investigators with Galveston Police Department’s Accident
Reconstruction Team were dispatched to the scene and discovered that the 18
wheeler was turning northbound onto 36th St from Ave J when the motorcycle
traveling at a high rate of speed struck the right rear corner of the truck's
trailer. No charges have been filed or are expected at this time.
CPT J. Schirard #397
Operations Bureau Commander
Galveston Police Department