• August 31, 2022

Erin Lee Esquivel Killed, 1 Injured in Truck Accident in Montgomery County, TX

Montgomery County, TX -- July 19, 2022, Erin Lee Esquivel was killed and one other person was injured due to a truck accident.

Officials reported that the crash took place at around 9:50 a.m. along FM 1314 near the intersection of Gulf Coast.

In their reports, officials said that 20-year-old Erin Lee Esquivel was on a motorcycle traveling northbound on FM 1314. In a series of events not yet confirmed, it appears the motorcycle collided with a truck also traveling northbound. A southbound vehicle then hit Esquivel.

As a result of the collision, Esquivel sustained fatal injuries. The driverof the oncoming vehicle was said to have non-incapacitating injuries. No further details are available at this time.

Commentary on Erin Lee Esquivel Truck Accident in Montgomery County

I certainly can't say I know what did or didn't happen here, but I'd hesitate to assume that authorities do. Quite frankly, experience taught me never to take reports about motorcyclists at face value. Too many people are quick to assume they're all reckless, and that can have a serious impact even on official investigations.

For example, I handled a situation not long ago where police said a motorcyclist was weaving through traffic and speeding when they hit a semi. The family asked us to look into things because they never knew their loved one to be reckless like that. As it turned out, evidence showed police completely screwed up.

Erin Lee Esquivel Killed, 1 Injured in Truck Accident in Montgomery County, TX

Forensic evidence and witness testimony were able to prove not only that the motorcyclist wasn't speeding at the time but also that the only "weaving" they did was simply going around someone in the right lane--a perfectly normal and reasonable maneuver. It was actually the truck cutting off the motorcyclist that led to the crash.

Just to be clear, my goal isn't to blame anyone here. My point is simply that without independent investigations, that family may never have learned the truth. There are more situations like that than anyone would like to think, which is why ensuring there are independent investigations is often prudent. Maybe those investigations would simply confirm everything police already know, but that, too, can be crucial for a grieving family.

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