Motorcyclist Injured in Crash at 130th and Indiana in Lubbock, TX
Lubbock, TX — June 22, 2022, a motorcyclist was seriously injured after crashing at a Lubbock intersection.
Not many details were released about the accident, but reports say it happened shortly before 4:00 p.m. at 130th Street and Indiana Avenue. It's unclear if the crash only involved a single vehicle or what caused it, but the rider reportedly suffered serious injuries and was taken to a local hospital.
No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Lubbock Motorcycle Accident
Folks are often quick to blame motorcyclists for an accident, and it's entirely possible the victim made a mistake here. It happens--in fact it's quite common; operator error is responsible for a great many accidents every day. However, it's best not to make any assumptions until more facts are in.
Motorcyclists often get short-changed by the public after they crash. Unfair biases against them often mean they're blamed for wrecks that weren't their fault. A crash caused by rider carelessness might look the same as one caused by vehicle failure or another reckless driver who left the scene, but clearly the rider can't be blamed in all of those scenarios.
That's why it's best not to jump to any conclusions as the picture comes into focus. In the meantime the victim deserves the benefit of the doubt and all the help they can get.