Richard Perez Injured in Motorcycle Accident in Amarillo, TX
Amarillo, TX -- October 4, 2022, Richard Perez was injured following an accident where a motorcycle and a car crashed head-on.
Authorities responded to the area of I-27/Canyon Drive and Lipscomb Street at around 8:00 p.m. Preliminary details said it's possible Richard Perez was on a motorcycle going northbound along the southbound frontage road. Doing so, it crashed head-on into a car.
Perez was ejected from the bike and was said to have incapacitating injuries as a result. Details about the crash cannot be confirmed at this time.
Commentary on Richard Perez Motorcycle Accident in Amarillo
As serious as these details are, it's important folks take them with a grain of salt. That's not to say I have specific reason to doubt this information. It's simply that I've seen too many instances where people jump to blame motorcyclists, and that leads to inaccurate reporting.
Not even that long ago, for example, I handled a situation where police blamed a rider for weaving and speeding before hitting a truck. Our investigations found that was just a complete misinterpretation of witness testimony which said the motorcyclist passed them on the left. What initially seemed like some reckless motorcyclist turned out to be the result of a negligent truck driver.
That's not to suggest anything specific about this crash. On the contrary, it's to illustrate that getting facts is absolutely crucial after accidents like this. Whatever happened here, it's best to let the evidence speak for itself.