Javier Samano Romero Killed in Motorcycle Accident on US 290 in Manor, TX
UPDATE (September 12, 2022): Officials have released information identifying the victim in the crash as 21-year-old Javier Samano Romero. Additional details about the crash are unavailable.
Manor, TX -- August 25, 2022, one person was killed as the result of an accident where a motorcycle and another vehicle crashed on US 290.
Authorities reported that the crash took place late Thursday at the intersection of US 290 and Shadow Glen Boulevard.
Investigators did not give information about the cause of the crash. They said only that a motorcycle and another vehicle crashed, resulting in a fatality. Additional details are unavailable at this time.
Commentary on Motorcycle Accident on US 290 at Shadow Glen in Manor
It's not clear what happened here, and my hope is folks aren't simply assuming the motorcyclist did something wrong. I see those conclusions all the time because a lot of people just think all motorcyclists are reckless drivers. They're out there, without a doubt, but many are perfectly safe drivers. In fact, a lot of motorcyclists get hurt because drivers in larger vehicles aren't keeping an eye out for them.
Whether or not that happened here remains to be seen. Hopefully investigators are unbiased here, otherwise there may need to be more thorough independent investigations to ensure the victim's loved ones get the answers they deserve.