Brian Kee Killed in Motorcycle Accident on McCart Ave in Fort Worth, TX
UPDATE (July 15, 2022): Sources have identified the victim of this accident as 48-year-old Brian Allen Kee.
Fort Worth, TX — July 4, 2022, a motorcyclist died in a late-night collision with an SUV on McCart Avenue in Fort Worth.
According to reports the incident happened shortly before 11:30 p.m. on McCart, south of Interstate 20. Preliminary investigation and witness statements suggest the motorcyclist was traveling fast on the road when they collided with a compact SUV, described by a 911 caller as a Ford Escape. The caller said the Ford left the scene after the collision but authorities haven't confirmed it was a hit-and-run.
The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.
The investigation continues. No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Brian Kee Accident on McCart Ave in Fort Worth
Motorcyclists don't always get a fair shake from the public or even from police when they get in crashes. Folks sometimes think they're all reckless daredevils because any time the news brings one up they're doing something dangerous (like speeding, as witnesses said the victim did on McCart).
Some riders take risks, but many others are perfectly safe as they travel. In some cases they're actually more cautious than car or truck drivers because they know they don't have airbags or seat belts to protect them in a wreck. Unfortunately, the safe riders are typically lumped in with the risk-takers and people tend to pin the blame for a motorcycle crash on the motorcyclist regardless of the context.
So is it possible that the rider acted unsafe as described? Sure. Is it also possible, however, that there are other circumstances behind this crash that aren't obvious on the surface? Definitely. Moreover, would the other driver ever be excused from not remaining at the scene? Absolutely not. Tracking that person down and learning as much as possible about what happened are just two of many reasons why it's so important to investigate carefully instead of taking limited first reports as gospel truth. At the very least the victim's loved ones deserve to know proper care was taken in search of answers.