David Gonzalo Franco Killed in Motorcycle Accident in Hidalgo County, TX
Hidalgo County, TX -- October 30, 2022, David Gonzalo Franco was killed after an accident where his motorcycle crashed off-road.
Preliminary details about the crash say that it happened at around 4:49 p.m. along FM 490 near mile marker 507. Investigators said that 44-year-old David Franco was on a motorcycle traveling eastbound along FM 490. For reasons currently unconfirmed, the motorcycle ran off-road and crashed into a fence. Franco was thrown from the motorcycle and sustained fatal injuries.
It's possible that authorities have more evidence to say what exactly happened here. But even their information warrants some caution. Unfortunately, there is a lot of negative bias surrounding motorcyclists despite most of them being responsible, safe drivers. Even police aren't immune to this bias, and it can impact their investigations. That's why it's always important to make sure families are getting all the facts so the evidence can speak for itself. Did that ever happen here?