• July 01, 2022

Woman Killed, 2 Injured in Motorcycle Accident on FM 1021 in Maverick County, TX

Maverick County, TX -- June 5, 2022, a woman was killed and two others were injured after an accident a motorcycle and a pickup crashed.

Authorities said that the crash took place at approximately 6:39 p.m. along FM 1021 near Old Pioneer Road.

In their reports, officials said that a pickup driven by Maribel Avalos was northbound on FM 1021. A motorcycle driven by an Eagle Pass man reportedly changed lanes when unsafe, crashing with Avalos's pickup.

Due to the collision, a 50-year-old woman riding the motorcycle sustained fatal injuries. The motorcycle driver had incapacitating injuries. It's unclear if Avalos was injured.

Right now, authorities say they suspect the motorcycle rider was intoxicated. This and other factors cannot yet be confirmed.

Commentary on Motorcycle Accident on FM 1021 in Maverick County

These allegations are obviously concerning. If they're found to be true, then part of the investigations must consider if any local alcohol providers over-served the allegedly intoxicated driver, as they could be liable under dram shop law for the resulting injuries and fatality. But are authorities giving this incident the attention it truly deserves?

Maverick County, TX Motorcycle Accident Kills 1, Injures 2 on FM 1021

Something I address a lot on this blog is the bias motorcyclists face. Folks tend to conjure up an image of a reckless daredevil putting themselves and everyone else in danger. Do those riders exist? Sure, and maybe one was involved here. But if more thorough investigations showed these reports inaccurately reflect what really happened do to hasty assumptions, it wouldn't be the first time.

One way or another, someone lost their life here, and another person was seriously hurt. That alone should be enough reason to ensure the reports are telling the whole story. Even if further investigations simply confirm what authorities already know, it's important to let the evidence speak for itself.

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