• November 11, 2022

Henry Allen Shaffer Killed in Motorcycle Accident in Galveston, TX

Galveston, TX -- October 8, 2022, Henry Allen Shaffer was killed during an accident where a motorcycle crashed off the side of the road.

Preliminary details given indicated that the crash happened at around 11:45 p.m. along FM 517 near Avenue J.

Henry Allen Shaffer Killed in Motorcycle Accident in Galveston, TX

Officials believe that 52-year-old Allen Shaffer was on a Harley Davidson traveling westbound on FM 517. On a curve, the motorcycle went off-road and crashed into a tree.

Due to the crash, Shaffer sustained fatal injuries. No further information about the crash can be confirmed at this time.

Henry Allen Shaffer Motorcycle Accident in Galveston

Unfortunately, a lot of people will likely just blame the victim here without a second thought. With single-vehicle wrecks, things like alcohol, distraction, and speeding are common. As such, people just assume the victim was in the wrong. This bias is even worse when it comes to motorcyclists, who are often seen as inherently reckless.

But I've learned over a long career how irresponsible it is to jump to conclusions without knowing all of the facts. Even authorities can fail to look into things like mechanical issues, medical emergencies, road hazards, defects, other drivers that left the scene, etc. Perhaps people would do well to learn about these possibilities so they know why jumping to conclusions simply isn't productive, and it certainly isn't going to get a family the help or the answers they deserve.

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