• August 29, 2022

Jason Manzi Killed in Multi-Vehicle Accident on FM 2100 in Huffman, TX

Huffman, TX — August 27, 2022, motorcyclist Jason Manzi died in a multi-vehicle accident on Farm to Market Road 2100 in Huffman.

According to reports the incident happened around 6:00 p.m. on the 24500 block of FM 2100 near FM 1960. Preliminary investigation suggests Manzi and two other motorcyclists were stopped in the northbound lanes waiting for traffic to proceed when a teenager in a Jeep Wrangler crashed into Manzi's Harley-Davidson bike. The impact ejected Manzi into the southbound lanes, where he was then hit by a passing Honda Accord. His motorcycle was pushed forward into another bike, injuring its rider.

Jason Manzi Killed in Multi-Vehicle Accident on FM 2100 in Huffman, TX

Manzi and the other rider were taken to an area hospital, where Manzi died a short time later. The second rider was treated for minor injuries. All the riders were reportedly wearing helmets. Reports say no one involved showed signs of intoxication.

No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Jason Manzi Accident in Huffman

I'm relieved to see reports say that impairment isn't a suspected factor here, but I'm less interested in what didn't cause the crash than I am in what did. Considering that a man lost his life here, I hope police plan on spending the time and resources needed to really get to the bottom of what happened. Some are likely tempted to just blame the young driver for inexperience or watching her phone instead of the road, but without appropriately considering all the possibilities that's unfair.

I don't mean to be cynical or to suggest police won't do a good job. I just know from long experience that sometimes the officers are inexperienced or have many competing priorities. When that happens the job gets rushed or mishandled and important details may slip through the cracks. Obviously that can make big problems for victims and families after a wreck as they seek answers and help. Will the necessary steps be taken here to ensure they get both?

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