Marsha Gary Byrd, 1 Injured in Motorcycle Accident in Longview, TX
Longview, TX -- November 6, 2021, Marsha Gary Byrd and another person were injured after an accident where a motorcycle and an SUV crashed.
Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 12:42 p.m. along Judson Road in the area of Loop 281.
According to officials, a 49-year-old Florence, Alabama man was on a motorcycle traveling northbound on Judson. Reports say that 69-year-old Marsha Gray Byrd, in an SUV, crossed northbound lanes, and the motorcycle hit the side of the SUV.
Due to the crash, the motorcyclist sustained incapacitating injuries. Byrd was said to have possible injuries. Police said alcohol may have been a factor, but this cannot be confirmed at this time.
Commentary on Marsha Gary Byrd Motorcycle Accident in Longview
It's important to be thorough anytime police suggest alcohol contributed to a crash. That's not simply to throw blame around but rather to ensure folks have every opportunity to get the help they need.
Authorities don't often discuss dram shop law, for example. It says bars and other businesses can be liable for contributing to a crash which was the result of them over-serving someone who was already obviously intoxicated. Did something like that happen here? That's certainly not for me to say, and there are no doubt other possible factors investigators need to look into. I can't help but wonder if those experienced investigators ever gave these events the attention they needed.