Harley David Garcia Killed in Car Accident in Hidalgo County, TX
Hidalgo County, TX -- October 20, 2023, Harley David Garcia was killed due to an accident where two vehicles collided.
Preliminary public information about the crash indicates that the incident took place at around 5:30 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 107 and 83rd Street.
29-year-old Harley Garcia was said to be on a Harley-Davidson traveling along westbound lanes of the highway. At 83rd, it appears a southbound vehicle failed to yield, resulting in the motorcycle hitting the side of the vehicle.
As a result of the crash, Garcia sustained fatal injuries. It appears no one else was injured. Right now, factors surrounding the crash can't be confirmed.
Time and time again, I find myself pushing back against all the negative attitude people have toward motorcyclists. They often assume all riders are reckless and irresponsible. But I know from years of working with motorcyclists and their loved ones just how dangerous larger vehicle drivers can be. They don't keep a proper lookout for the smaller vehicles, and even the safest of riders often get blamed for accidents they couldn't possibly avoid. Whatever happened here, my hope is that the authorities who handled this crash at least knew the importance of avoiding such unfair biases and letting the evidence speak for itself.