Grant Neil Cherry Killed in Motorcycle Accident in Montgomery, TX
Montgomery, TX -- February 9, 2023, Grant Neil Cherry was killed as the result of an accident where his motorcycle crashed off-road.
Authorities said they were called to the area of FM 149 and FM 1375 at around 2:30 p.m. It appears that 24-year-old Grant Neil Cherry, an off-duty Montgomery Firefighter, was on a motorcycle going along FM 149. Somehow, the bike lost control and crashed off-road.
Due to the crash, Cherry sustained fatal injuries. Reports did not mention anyone else being involved in the crash, but details are still under investigation.
Seeing the outpouring of recognition for this young man and the service he's provided to the community as a rescue worker, my hope is his accident will get proper attention unlike how I've seen some departments treat motorcyclists. A lot of people see all riders as reckless, but I know, as do their loved ones, that they are often incredibly safe drivers. After all, there are a lot of four-wheelers out there whose drivers don't bother keeping an eye out for motorcyclists.
I have little doubt those handling these details aren't going to let that kind of bias stand between them and getting this man's loved ones clear answers about what led to this crash. It may seem like an obvious step forward, but I wish it was one that more departments would take after a deadly motorcycle wreck. Families like the one no doubt involved here have enough burden to bear without also worrying they may not be getting all the facts.