David Mendez Injured in Car Accident on Knickerbocker in San Angelo, TX
UPDATE (March 3, 2023): According to Joe Hyde of San Angelo Live, the man hurt in the crash was David Mendez. It appears police determined that Mendez had a green light at the time. With that and previous statements he had his helmet on up until the collision, it seems this man did everything right, just as most motorcyclists do. So what exactly led to the other vehicle hitting him? Are authorities still working to get those answers?
San Angelo, TX -- February 28, 2023, one person was injured following an accident where a motorcycle and a car collided on Knickerbocker.
The incident was said to have occurred at the Valleyview intersection late Tuesday. Initial statements say that the motorcycle was going northeast along the roadway. It appears that an oncoming Mazda allegedly failed to yield making a left turn, resulting in a collision with the motorcycle.
The motorcyclist was thrown from the bike and sustained a serious head injury. It was said the rider had their helmet on, but it was separated from him during the crash. Right now, additional details about the crash are unavailable.
Right now, it's important to get answers about what all happened here. It seems easy enough to say someone failed to yield, but understanding why can open up a completely separate can of worms. Were they on their phone? Were they just being reckless? Was there something wrong with visibility or with the lights at the crossing? Does this sort of thing happen a lot at this intersection?
Even if something seems unlikely, someone could have been killed here. That should at least be worth getting some answers for the victim and their loved ones.