Marion Cason Miser Killed in Motorcycle Crash on Southwest Pkwy in Wichita Falls, TX
UPDATE (August 9, 2022): Reports have identified the victim of this accident as Marion Cason Miser.
Wichita Falls, TX — August 7, 2022, a 24-year-old man died in a single-vehicle motorcycle accident on Southwest Parkway in Wichita Falls.
According to reports the incident happened around 6:30 a.m. Sunday on Southwest Parkway near the start of the Henry Grace Freeway. Preliminary investigation suggests the victim was riding a Kawasaki motorcycle east on the parkway when he lost control in the curve toward Henry Grace. The motorcycle left the north side of the roadway and hit a concrete base for a light post.
The rider suffered fatal injuries in the crash and was discovered around 6:30 a.m. The exact time of the accident is not yet known.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Cason Miser Accident in Wichita Falls
After an early-morning single-vehicle crash like this I'm concerned that people will be much too quick to blame the victim. That's especially true after motorcycle wrecks, as it's a commonly-held (yet often mistaken) feeling that all riders are reckless daredevils and do whatever they want in motion. Even law enforcement sometimes falls victim to those biases, and police reports are full of unfairly-blamed bikers.
I'm not saying it's impossible the rider just made some kind of basic mistake as he traveled. Further investigation might suggest he took the curve too fast or maybe that he was impaired. However, it's also possible the motorcycle hit a bad patch of road or malfunctioned somehow. Every possible contributing factor should be considered, even the less-likely ones. After all, how many people blamed the victims of the infamous GM ignition switch defect before everyone learned that a poorly-manufactured part in millions of vehicles was responsible for those wrecks?
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