Tyler Man Injured in Truck Accident on Highway 31 in Chandler, TX
Chandler, TX -- August 30, 2022, a Tyler man was injured as the result of an accident where his vehicle and a truck collided on Highway 31.
Authorities said that the crash happened just before 5:00 p.m. along Highway 31 at Main Street.
Investigations indicated that the 39-year-old Tyler man was on a Harley Davidson. Police say they believe the motorcycle failed to yield, resulting in a crash with a semi-truck.
The Tyler man sustained injuries said to be incapacitating. No one else was said to be injured. At this time, additional details about the crash are unavailable.
Commentary on Tyler Man Truck Accident on Highway 31 in Chandler
With a crash like this, my main concern is how the initial details came to be. Frankly, a lot of people are quick to blame motorcyclists for a crash even when they don't have all the facts. As such, important information can slip through the cracks.
For example, a family came to me about a crash because police blamed their loved one for driving recklessly and hitting a semi. However, they knew their loved one to be an incredibly safe rider, so they wanted a second opinion. Our investigations revealed the investigating officer misinterpreted witness testimony which told him that the victim passed him on the left. The officer just assumed the motorcyclist was weaving between lanes and blamed him without a second thought.
I'm not saying that's what happened here, but I learned a long time ago not to take details about any motorcycle wreck at face value. Independent investigations could still show there's more to this story.