Roger Dollison Killed in Motorcycle, Truck Accident in Longview, TX
Longview, TX -- August 5, 2022, Roger Dollison was killed due to an accident where a motorcycle and a truck collided.
Investigators reported that the crash took place just before 8:00 a.m. along I-20, south of town.
According to officials, 53-year-old Roger Dollison was on a motorcycle traveling westbound on I-20, near Estes Parkway. Police say Dollison attempted to pass a dump truck, but a collision somehow occurred.
Due to the collision, Dollison succumbed to fatal injuries. No further information surrounding the crash is available at this time.
Commentary on Roger Dollison Truck Accident in Longview
There isn't much information about what happened here, and that's always concerning. However, the crash involving a motorcyclist only worsens those concerns. Put simply, people are quick to blame motorcyclists, and that can make getting answers for a victim's loved ones more challenging than folks may realize.
A while back, for example, I had a family come to me about a deadly motorcycle wreck. The police put the motorcyclist 100% at fault, saying a witness saw the rider speeding and weaving through traffic. That didn't really add up with the evidence we were finding, so we went to speak to the witness. That's how we learned that police completely got the facts wrong.
That witness was shocked to see their statement so poorly misreported. All he told the investigating officer was that the motorcyclist passed him on the left, then changed lanes back to the right. It was actually the truck involved cutting off the motorcyclist that led to the crash. The investigating officer simply misunderstood the claims due to their own bias, and they didn't have the experience to properly investigate the facts.
Had steps not been taken to clarify what really happened, there's no telling if that family ever would have learned the truth. Maybe nothing like that will happen here, but it's one of the many reasons I know crashes like this are usually better off in the hands of experienced independent investigators.