Bicyclist Killed in Tow Truck Accident on West Avenue in Albion, NY
Albion, NY -- June 5, 2022, one person was killed due to an accident where a bicyclist collided with a tow truck on West Avenue.
Investigators reported that the incident took place at around 11:30 p.m. at the intersection of West Avenue and West Academy Street.
In their investigations, authorities said that a bicyclist was going northbound on West Academy and "failed to stop" at West Avenue. Entering the crossing, the bicycle collided with a tow truck.
The collision resulted in fatal injuries to the cyclist. Right now, additional details about the accident are unavailable.
Commentary on Bicycle, Truck Accident on West Avenue in Albion
Just to be clear up front, I can't say what did or didn't happen here, and I have no specific reason to doubt these initial reports. However, I am always cautious after crashes like this one if only due to how many times I've looked into deadly truck wrecks only to find police overlooked something crucial.
One potential challenge, for example, is the victim being on a bicycle. That's actually something that can cause issues because investigators can be quick to assume the cyclist was doing something wrong. If they jump to conclusions, they might just overlook important evidence that would show the victim either didn't do anything wrong or that there were other factors also contributing to the crash.
Maybe this was someone just crossing the road when they shouldn't have. Maybe the cyclist was difficult to see and didn't have reflectors or lights. Or maybe there were other factors here police overlooked which require more thorough independent investigations. Are the proper steps being taken here to find out for sure?