Fabian Alonzo Killed in Auto Accident on MLK Jr. Boulevard in Lubbock, TX
Lubbock, TX -- April 9, 2022, 41-year-old Fabian Alonzo was killed in a traffic collision on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd in Lubbock.
Authorities say the incident happened around 7:25 a.m. at the intersection of MLK and 98th Street. Preliminary investigation suggests Alonzo was riding an Independence motorcycle north on MLK when he approached the 98th Street intersection. Nearby, another driver in a Jaguar vehicle was eastbound on 98th. The two vehicles collided in the intersection and Alonzo was ejected from his motorcycle.
Alonzo, reportedly not wearing a helmet at the time, suffered serious injuries in the collision. He was transported to a local hospital where he later died. The car's driver, 28-year-old Winter Chamber, received unknown injuries and was also taken to a hospital.
No citations have been issued as the investigation continues.
No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Fabian Alonzo Accident on MLK Jr. Blvd in Lubbock
Recent images of the intersection where this crash occurred suggest traffic on 98th Street is meant to yield to passing vehicles on MLK, which don't have a stop sign at that intersection. Reports make it sound like the Jaguar driver may not have yielded to the victim's motorcycle, but there's still the lingering question of why not. Did the car's driver stop for the posted sign or just pass through it? Either way, why did they enter the motorcycle's path? Did they see it coming? If not, why not? Were they distracted? Were the bike's lights on? How fast was it traveling? Where were both people coming from before the crash?
That's just a handful of the many questions that still need answers before anyone can really say they understand the wreck. Getting into those details isn't about overcomplicating the wreck or making any accusations; it's just a matter of ensuring the whole truth is known and the right parties are held accountable. Will police be as thorough as is needed to bring the victim's family some badly-needed answers?