• June 24, 2022

Scottie Mendez Jr., 1 Injured in Motorcycle Accident in Abilene, TX

Abilene, TX -- June 11, 2022, Scottie Mendez Jr. and another person were injured due to an accident where motorcycles and another vehicle crashed.

Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 10:20 p.m. along South 14th Street near Marshall Street.

Investigators said that 56-year-old Scottie Mendez Jr. was on a Harley Davidson alongside another motorcyclist traveling westbound along 14th. Ahead, the motorcycle somehow crashed into the back of another vehicle, ejecting Mendez. The other motorcycle also crashed in the chain of events.

Mendez reportedly had incapacitating injuries due to the crash. The other motorcyclist reportedly sustained non-incapacitating injuries.

Additional details are unavailable at this time.

Commentary on Scottie Mendez Jr. Motorcycle Accident in Abilene

It's not really clear what happened here, but folks tend to see someone hit the back of another vehicle and immediately assume they did something wrong. What's more, folks are generally more likely to blame motorcyclists simply because they assume all motorcyclists are reckless. Maybe that happened here, but it's important investigators are experienced enough not to allow that bias to influence the facts. Unfortunately, I've handled my share of incidents where even the police let misconceptions warp their view. It's one of the reasons independent accident reconstructions are often more fruitful, and the same could prove true here.

Scottie Mendez Jr., 1 Injured in Motorcycle Accident in Abilene, TX


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