Motorcyclist Killed in Crash on FM 2504 in Atascosa County, TX
Atascosa County, TX — July 4, 2022, a 28-year-old man died in a single-vehicle motorcycle accident on Farm to Market Road 2504 in Atascosa County.
According to reports the incident happened around midnight along FM 2504 near mile marker 482. Preliminary investigation suggests the victim was riding a Yamaha motorcycle south on the roadway when he reportedly entered a curve at unsafe speeds. The bike ran off the road to the south and hit a fence, ejecting the rider.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators learned from a third party that he had consumed alcohol prior to his ride and samples were collected for toxicology tests.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Atascosa County Motorcycle Accident
Police think speeding was a key factor in this crash, but reports say they also got word of a possible DWI situation so alcohol may also be looked into. However, just because it might be on the list of possible causes doesn't mean anyone should take it or anything else for granted.
At this point no one can say for certain what specifically caused the wreck or the victim's tragic death. For all anyone knows something far more unusual than drinking or speeding could have happened. Problems or defects in the vehicle, tire blowouts, hazardous road conditions, or a serious medical issue could also have been factors--and that's just a few possibilities of many.
I don't mean to overcomplicate things or suggest I know more than the police do. Further investigation could show this wreck really boils down to speeding as police suspect, or maybe alcohol played a role as the person who contacted them said. If that second suspicion is proven by clear evidence, that could add further wrinkles to the investigation since police should find out whether a local business violated dram shop law.
In the meantime, though, I hope police don't focus so much on those theories that they fail to investigate others in search of the whole story. The victim deserves the benefit of the doubt unless clear evidence says otherwise. Depending on what that evidence looks like, there could be further steps to take.