• July 19, 2022

Adam Cortez Killed in Motorcycle Accident on Ross St in Amarillo, TX

Amarillo, TX — July 17, 2022, 46-year-old Adam Cortez died in a motorcycle accident on Ross Street in Amarillo.

According to reports the incident happened shortly before midnight along the 100 block of South Ross Street. Preliminary investigation suggests Cortez was riding a motorcycle north on the roadway at alleged high speeds when he lost control and hit the concrete median.

Cortez, reportedly not wearing a helmet, was ejected in the crash and suffered fatal injuries.

The investigation continues but police believe speed was a contributing factor.

No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Adam Cortez Accident on Ross St in Amarillo

After single-vehicle wrecks some folks tend to assume the driver must have done something wrong. Is that common? Sure. Things like distraction, speeding, and impairment are always worth checking into, and police may be right that speeding was a key factor on Ross Street.

I'm not saying they're necessarily right, but it and the other issues I mentioned are common enough that they'll probably be included in the investigation as a matter of procedure if nothing else. Alcohol in particular is important to check on, because depending on when and how it's consumed a local alcohol vendor might be responsible for the damage done in the crash.

Adam Cortez Killed in Motorcycle Accident on Ross St in Amarillo, TX

To be clear, though, just because the above issues are common doesn't mean they can be taken for granted. Furthermore, nobody has said a word about intoxication in the Amarillo accident and I'm not making any accusations. It's just one possibility of many that should be considered in pursuit of the whole story. Other things like mechanical defects in the bike, road hazards, medical emergencies, and even other vehicles that fled the scene are also important to look into.

If nothing else, taking steps to ensure a crash is properly understood is crucial for everyone affected by it. It's important to find answers for people trying to come to grips with the loss of a loved one, and I doubt the Amarillo accident is any different.

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