• October 26, 2022

Kenneth Seidel Injured in ATV Accident on Bobcat Trl in Tom Green County, TX

Tom Green County, TX — September 4, 2022, 60-year-old Kenneth Seidel was seriously injured in a 4-wheeler accident on Bobcat Trail in Tom Green County.

Authorities say the incident happened around 8:40 p.m. on Bobcat Trail near Cheetah Run. Preliminary investigation suggests Seidel was riding a Kawasaki 4-wheeler northeast on the roadway when he reportedly straightened out a curve and hit a fence nearby. He was ejected in the impact.

Seidel suffered serious injuries in the crash. Investigators mentioned speed and possibly alcohol as contributing factors.

No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Kenneth Seidel Accident in Tom Green County

Reports basically say this was a matter of an ATV going off-course in a curve. Police think that may have been due to excessive speed and possibly alcohol consumption; while I have no particular reason to doubt or dispute that, I can't help but wonder if there's any more to the story. A by-the-numbers police effort won't always account for all the possible contributing factors of a wreck.

For instance, it's worth noting that there have been many ATV recalls over the last few years related to all kinds of part failures, from the throttle sticking to steering column breakage to numerous types of fuel- and fire-related problems. That's certainly not to point accusatory fingers at Kawasaki here, but I think most would agree that an ATV that didn't slow down isn't the same as one that couldn't. It would likely be best to double-check nothing went wrong with the vehicle, if for no other reason than to rule a potential factor out.

Kenneth Seidel Injured in Tom Green County, TX ATV Accident on Bobcat Trail

I don't know more than reports currently say. Maybe the crash really happened due to speeding and/or alcohol, or maybe it was actually out of the victim's hands. At the end of the day, the facts should have the final word. That's why getting as many of them as possible should always be a top priority.

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