Ernest Newton Laney Killed in Motorcycle Accident in Milam County, TX
Milam County, TX -- September 26, 2022, Ernest Newton Laney was killed after an accident where his motorcycle crashed off-road.
Officials said that the incident took place at around 2:00 p.m. along FM 485. It appears that 69-year-old Ernest Newton Laney was on a motorcycle traveling eastbound on the roadway. Somehow, the motorcycle ran off-road where it hit a guardrail.
Laney was thrown from the vehicle and reportedly sustained fatal injuries. No one else appeared to be involved. No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Ernest Newton Laney Motorcycle Accident in Milam County
My main concern when folks come to me about crashes like this is that the incident didn't get the attention it deserved. Unfortunately, people tend to be pretty biased against motorcyclists, and even authorities aren't safe from these preconceptions. While folks tend to conjure up visions of reckless daredevils in their head, I know from experience how many things can cause a safe, responsible rider to lose control. If authorities aren't setting their bias aside for this incident, it may require more thorough independent investigations to ensure this man's loved ones get the attention they deserve.