Houston, TX — October 11, 2017, a man was killed as the result of an accident where he was ejected from his motorcycle over the side of Eastex Freeway.

Houston Police officials reported that the accident happened at around 8:00 a.m. at the Eastex Freeway and North Loop HOV split.

Initial reports were scarce on details. They say that a motorcyclist, whose identity wasn’t released, was attempting to pass a bus at the time. Somehow the bike crashed, and the collision ejected the rider over the concrete barrier of the transfer ramp.

The motorcyclist suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene. No one else was hurt in the crash.

Investigators released no additional information at this time.

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Commentary

All the reports I’ve seen have a gap in the details between the motorcycle trying to pass the bus and the rider being ejected from the bike. Did the motorcycle lose control on its own? Did it crash with the bus? My concern is whether or not this accident is getting as thorough an investigation as it deserves.

A lot of times when a motorcyclist is hurt or killed in an accident people have a tendency to automatically blame the motorcyclist whether they have evidence to support the notion or not. It’s a common misconception that all motorcyclists are dangerous drivers, and a result of that is sometimes investigations aren’t as in-depth as they should be. There are many factors that can cause any given accident, and especially when someone loses their life in an accident, these biases must be overcome and all factors need to be thoroughly considered. Anything less than that is an insult to the victim and their loved ones.

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