• July 08, 2022

Motorcyclist Killed in Accident on TX-56 in Southmayd, TX

Southmayd, TX -- July 7, 2022, one person was killed due to an accident where a motorcycle and another vehicle crashed on Highway 56.

Preliminary reports indicated that the crash took place at around noon at the intersection of Highway 56 and Highway 289.

It appears that a westbound motorcycle collided with a southbound car at the intersection. As a result, the motorcyclist succumbed to fatal injuries. It's unclear if anyone else was hurt. No further information is available at this time.

Commentary on Motorcycle Accident on Highway 56 in Southmayd

When looking at the most up to date images of this intersection I can find, it appears southbound lanes would have had a stop sign. Does that mean that vehicle failed to yield to the motorcyclist? It's something worth further attention, considering how quick people can be to blame motorcyclists when there isn't enough clear information.

Motorcyclist Killed in Accident on TX-56 in Southmayd, T

However, police in some reports mentioned concerns about the design and visibility of the intersection, siting previous crashes in recent weeks. It's entirely possible that the poor control of the crossing is more to blame than any driver involved here. That, too, is something that may require more thorough independent investigations. Are those steps being taken?

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