One Injured in Motorcycle/Car Accident near 50th and Slide in Lubbock, TX
Lubbock, TX — November 9, 2022, one person was seriously injured in a crash between a car and a motorcycle near 50th Street and Slide Road in Lubbock.
Investigators haven't released much information yet about the accident but say it happened in the area of 50th and Slide around 10:00 p.m. A motorcycle and a car collided in the area, resulting in serious injuries to one person.
The victim was transported to a local hospital.
The investigation continues. No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Motorcycle Accident near 50th and Slide
Clearly there's no telling yet exactly what happened here, and I hope authorities are hard at work finding more information and putting the puzzle together. Until clear facts supported by evidence are available, it's important not to jump to any conclusions.
I mostly say that because I've often seen how quick folks can be to blame a motorcyclist for a crash. Riders often get a bad rap as reckless daredevils no matter how safe one might be. As a result, people (including some investigators) are too quick to assume one did something wrong before the whole story is known. I've seen cases where even police reports blamed a rider only for evidence to soon show something else entirely was to blame.
I'm not saying that will happen here, nor am I claiming to know who or what's to blame for the accident. I only mean that extenuating circumstances--bad road conditions like water or debris, poor visibility, a mechanical failure, possible impairment--could have contributed to what happened. Finding the whole truth is crucial, which is why I frequently suggest independent investigations instead of relying solely on police reports. It's always best to let only the facts tell the story; the victim deserves no less.