• October 28, 2022

Motorcyclist Hit by Pickup, Injured on FM 1314 in Montgomery County, TX

Montgomery County, TX — October 27, 2022, a motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash with a pickup truck on FM 1314 in Montgomery County.

Authorities say the incident happened shortly before 9:30 p.m. at FM 1314 and State Highway 242. Preliminary investigation suggests the victim was riding a motorcycle north on FM 1314 and stopped for a red light at TX-242. As the light changed a northbound Chevy pickup approached and rear-ended the motorcycle, ejecting the rider and then running him over.

The rider suffered critical injuries and was transported to an area hospital.

The investigation is ongoing. No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Montgomery County Crash on FM 1314

News reports seem pretty straightforward that the pickup truck crashed into the motorcycle at the light, but hopefully investigators are still working to clarify exactly why that happened. I don't believe the pickup driver intended to rear-end the bike, so what led to that? Were they distracted by something in or near the truck? Did they misjudge the timing of the light change? How fast was the pickup traveling toward the intersection? Is it possible the driver was impaired? If so, where were they drinking that night?

Motorcyclist Hit by Pickup, Injured on FM 1314 in Montgomery County, TX

Those questions aren't about complicating things or unfairly pointing fingers. Even by asking about alcohol I'm only suggesting a possibility that shouldn't be ignored, not saying I know it was a factor. The important thing is to learn the whole story of the crash, including what led up to it. At the very least the victim deserves that; anything beyond it would likely depend on what's learned.

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