Rider fatally thrown from motorcycle

October 22, 2012 10:11:03 AM PDT
Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident on Highway 288 at about 8:35pm Sunday.

Police say Amado Huerta, 44, was riding a maroon Honda Goldwing motorcycle and traveling northbound on the South Freeway. The driver of a silver Pontiac Grand Am made an unsafe lane change into Huerta's lane and struck his motorcycle, causing him to be thrown onto the roadway.

Huerta was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The female driver of the Grand Am was examined by an officer with the HPD DWI Task Force and was not believed to be impaired. The investigation is continuing.