• July 29, 2022

Jordan James, Jacob Skinner Injured in Motorcycle Accident in Carrollton, TX

Carrollton, TX -- June 24, 2022, Jordan James and Jacob Skinner were injured following an accident where a motorcycle crashed with a pickup.

Officials said that the crash took place at around 12:41 a.m. along Old Denton Road at Trinity Mills Road.

In reports, investigators said that 29-year-old Jacob Skinner was on a motorcycle traveling northbound on Old Denton. Crossing Trinity Mills, the motorcycle hit the side of a pickup truck, throwing off Skinner and a passenger, 28-year-old Jordan Marie James.

Authorities said that James and Skinner both had incapacitating injuries due to the crash. No other injuries were reported. The cause of the crash has yet to be confirmed.

Commentary on Jordan James, Jacob Skinner Motorcycle Accident in Carrollton

There are two main issues I find are important to address after reports like these. First of all, folks tend to assume any crash early in the morning involves alcohol. Is that possible? Absolutely. It's also crucial to have professionals look into that possibility since it could mean a local bar is liable under dram shop law if they illegally over-served whoever caused the wreck. That's not something the authorities tend to look into on their own.

Jordan James, Jacob Skinner Injured in Motorcycle Accident in Carrollton, TX

Secondly, a lot of folks out there are quick to blame motorcyclists. Dangerous motorcyclists exist, but it's a complete misconception that they're all a bunch of daredevils. Whether or not a mistake led to this particular crash, the point is it's best to let the evidence speak for itself. That can be crucial when getting folks the help they need. Are those steps being taken?


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