Justin Burns, Child Injured in Motorcycle Accident on Katies Woods in Grapevine, TX
UPDATE (May 27, 2022): Sources identified the driver injured in the accident as 42-year-old Justin Burns. The cause of the crash cannot be confirmed at this time.
Grapevine, TX -- May 12, 2022, a man and a child were injured due to an accident where a motorcycle crashed along Katies Woods Drive.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 7:46 p.m. along Katies Woods Drive near the intersection of Dooley Street.
In their reports, officials said that a 42-year-old man and an 11-year-old girl were on a motorcycle traveling northbound along Katies Woods Drive. The motorcycle reportedly attempted to pass a vehicle, but the motorcycle somehow lost control, causing the bike to fall over.
Both the driver and the girl riding on the motorcycle were said to have incapacitating injuries. The cause of the crash cannot be confirmed at this time.
Commentary on Justin Burns Motorcycle Accident on Katies Woods in Grapevine
I don't have any specific reason to doubt these reports, just to be clear up front. But something to consider is a common bias I encounter frequently when I look into similar accidents. Unfortunately, a lot of people are quick to blame motorcyclists before actually knowing the facts because they just assume that all motorcyclists are reckless drivers.
Authorities are not immune from this same mindset. That's just another reason I tend to rely on independent investigations. From mechanical issues to speeding to poor road conditions to restaurants illegally over-serving alcohol to drivers, independent investigators have the experience and tools to look into all kinds of possible factors. It's important to let them tell they story rather than sit around waiting for a police report that may barely scratch the surface.