Carlos Martinez Killed in Bicycle, Car Accident in Marshall, TX
Marshall, TX -- March 7, 2023, Carlos Martinez was killed after an accident where a vehicle hit him on his bicycle.
Investigators said that the incident happened at around 8:00 p.m. near the intersection of East End Boulevard South and East Travis Street. The exact circumstances are unclear at this time. It appears that 60-year-old Carlos Martinez was on a bicycle which was hit by a car. As a result, Martinez sustained fatal injuries.
I certainly can't shed any light on this beyond what's already known to the public. However, I have seen enough accidents involving cyclists throughout my career to know how crucial it is authorities are thorough in their investigations. Frankly, I see too many situations where pedestrians, motorcyclists, cyclists, scooter riders, and others not in a standard vehicle don't get the benefit of the doubt. That sort of thinking can lead to important details slipping through the cracks, so my hope is that authorities here are being more thorough so the victim's loved ones can get the answers they deserve.