• April 15, 2022

Motorcyclist Injured in Crash on Perrin Beitel Road in San Antonio, TX

San Antonio, TX -- April 15, 2022, a motorcyclist was hospitalized after a traffic accident on Perrin Beitel Road on San Antonio's North Side.

Preliminary investigation suggests the incident happened around 2:40 a.m. on the 11800 block of Perrin Beitel near Thousand Oaks Drive. Preliminary investigation suggests two motorcycles were traveling on Perrin Beitel at alleged high speeds when a Chevrolet Suburban pulled out of a parking lot ahead of them. One of the motorcycles crashed into the side of the Suburban, ejecting the rider.

The victim reportedly got road rash and a gash on his head. He was taken to a local hospital in stable condition. No other injuries were reported.

No further information is available at this time.

Commentary on Motorcycle Accident on Perrin Beitel Road in San Antonio

It's not entirely clear why things went the way they did in this crash. I can only hope steps are being taken to give the incident the careful attention it deserves.

I've often found that people are quick to jump to conclusions about motorcycle wrecks. Many folks just assume the riders were reckless without giving it much extra thought. In some cases they may be right, though it still shouldn't be assumed in that fashion. The rider in San Antonio might have been acting unsafe in some fashion; news reports suggest he might have been speeding. However, does that give another driver a blank slate to drive into the road in front of him from a parking lot? Absolutely not. Many drivers on the road don't keep a proper lookout or take the right precautions around motorcyclists, many of whom actually drive extra safely because they know they won't get appropriate respect or care from other motorists and they don't have airbags or seat belts to save them.

Basically I'm saying what I so often do: Take preliminary reports with a grain or two of salt and wait for more facts to roll in before reaching any conclusions. It's sometimes too tempting to blame a motorcyclist for a crash that really shouldn't be considered their fault. Hopefully experienced professionals are handling this so that the facts, not baseless assumptions, can say what happened here.

Motorcyclist Injured in Crash on Perrin Beitel Road in San Antonio, TX

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