• June 10, 2022

Hawkins Man Injured in 18-wheeler Accident on Highway 84 in Fairfield, TX

Fairfield, TX -- May 26, 2022, a Hawkins man was injured due to an accident where a motorcycle and a tractor-trailer collided.

Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 6:30 p.m. along Highway 84 near County Road 940.

According to reports, a 25-year-old Hawkins man was on a motorcycle coming out of a parking lot. Doing so, a westbound traveling crashed into the motorcycle.

The Hawkins man sustained incapacitating injuries, reports said. No other injuries were reported. No further information about the crash is available at this time.

Commentary on Hawkins Man Motorcycle, Truck Accident on US 84 in Fairfield

I certainly don't have any specific reason to doubt these reports, but I always take preliminary reports with a grain of salt until there's been a more thorough independent investigation. Authorities don't always have the tools or experience to investigate as thoroughly as a family needs them to, and that's how mistakes happen. This is especially true with motorcyclists.

Hawkins Man Injured in 18-wheeler Accident on Highway 84 in Fairfield, TX

Unfortunately, a lot of people--authorities included--harbor a negative bias for motorcyclists. This leads them to jump to conclusions that the motorcyclist must have done something wrong before they even have evidence. That's how one gets into a situation like one that came to me not long ago where police put a motorcyclist 100% at fault only for our independent investigations to show police completely got the facts wrong. Maybe nothing so extreme happened here, but folks should keep those challenges in mind before they go around blaming people just because a preliminary report says so.

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