Travis Cheyenne Stoner Injured in Truck Accident in Williamson County, TX
Williamson County, TX -- September 13, 2022, Travis Cheyenne Stoner was injured after an accident where a motorcycle and a truck collided.
Investigators stated that the crash took place at around 9:00 a.m. along I-35 near mile marker 270.
Officials said that 25-year-old Travis Cheyenne Stoner was on a Harley Davidson traveling southbound on the frontage road. Ahead, it appears an 18-wheeler pulled to the left to make a right turn. Authorities said that the motorcycle may have begun passing on the right when the truck turned, resulting in a collision.
Due to the collision, Stoner sustained incapacitating injuries. At this time, additional details about the crash are unavailable.
Commentary on Travis Cheyenne Stoner Motorcycle Accident in Williamson County
The details here certainly should be cleared up a little better, but I can't help worrying some folks have already made up their minds. They tend to see a motorcycle and just assume the driver screwed up. Is that possible here? Certainly, but it's also a concerning sign to see an 18-wheeler making a wide turn like this. That's rarely ever safe, and there should be more consideration for whether or not the motorcyclist really did anything that a reasonably prudent driver wouldn't have done in the same situation.
At the end of the day, the bias against motorcyclists can have serious impacts on how thorough investigations are. Without experienced, independent investigators, even authorities can let something major slip through the cracks. Are steps being taken here to give this many the benefit of the doubt until all the facts are clear, or is this yet another crash being unjustly swept under the rug?