• August 22, 2022

Roy McCarty Killed in Bicycle, Semi-Truck Accident in Anderson County, TX

Anderson County, TX -- August 18, 2022, Roy McCarty was killed after an accident where a semi-truck crashed with a bicycle.

Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 3:10 p.m. along US Highway 79, southwest of Palestine.

According to officials, 71-year-old Roy McCarty was on a bicycle. Investigators believe the bicycle entered the path of a semi-truck, and the truck hit McCarty.

Due to the collision, McCarty sustained fatal injuries. No other injuries were reported. Authorities did not release any additional details about the accident.

Commentary on Roy McCarty Truck Accident in Anderson County

I certainly don't know anything more about this tragedy than what's been released to the public already. With that said, it's always important to ensure there are more thorough investigations so nothing slips through the cracks. Quite frankly, I've seen all kinds of crashes in my career where authorities missed something because they weren't thorough enough.

Sometimes it's because their department doesn't equip them properly. Sometimes the officer is inexperienced or jumps to conclusions. Other times it might just be a simple mistake. But when it comes to getting a man's family the answers they deserve, there are no simple mistakes. Having independent investigators look into the details might not reveal anything unusual here, but ensuring the family is getting the full story is worth the effort.

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