• June 02, 2022

Jarvis Jones Killed in Motorcycle Crash on Harwin Dr in Houston, TX

UPDATE (June 7, 2022): Sources have identified the motorcyclist killed in this accident as 36-year-old Jarvis Jones.

Houston, TX — May 31, 2022, a motorcyclist died in a traffic accident on Harwin Drive in southwest Houston.

Authorities say the incident happened around 11:40 p.m. near the 7800 block of Harwin. Reports indicate an off-duty HPD officer saw the Suzuki motorcycle pass them and run a red light at Harwin and Fondren headed north. In the crossroads the motorcycle crashed with a westbound pickup, after which the truck hit a nearby Lexus SUV. The motorcycle ran into a nearby utility pole and the rider was ejected.

The motorcyclist suffered fatal injuries in the crash. No other serious injuries were reported.

The crash remains under investigation. No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Jarvis Jones Accident on Harwin Dr in Houston

After reports suggested the motorcyclist was speeding and ran a red light, people may think there's not much else to say. His injuries, while tragically fatal, seem largely to be of his own making if the reported facts are accurate.

However, before anybody writes the wreck off that way it's important to consider if anything else might have played a part. To an observer it might just look like the rider was reckless, but what if his brakes didn't work? What if he lost control on a bad patch of road? Is it possible his bad choices were fueled in part by intoxication?

Jarvis Jones Killed in Motorcycle Crash on Harwin Dr in Houston, TX

Some may feel that last question, even if the answer's yes, would still put fault squarely on the rider. That's not always accurate, however, as Texas dram shop law may also put responsibility for a DWI crash on the business that supplied the alcohol. If a bar over-served the rider before his fatal trip down Harwin then it may have a legal duty to help his loved ones recover from their loss.

I'm not saying I know exactly how or why this wreck occurred. That's my point, though: Nobody does right now. It may be tempting to just blame the rider and move on, but until a full investigation is complete nobody should jump to any conclusions. At the very least it's important to bring the victim's loved ones every available answer.

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