Bakari Mosley Killed in Motorcycle Accident in El Paso, TX
El Paso, TX -- March 15, 2023, Bakari Mosley sustained fatal injuries due to an accident where the motorcycle he was on crashed with a car.
Investigators said that the incident happened at the intersection of Magnetic Drive and Volcanic Avenue.
Authorities said that 22-year-old Bakari Mosley was on a motorcycle traveling northbound on Magnetic. From oncoming lanes, it appears a southbound car made a left turn and failed to yield to Mosley. As a result, the motorcycle crashed into the car.
Mosley sustained fatal injuries due to the crash. Authorities did not specify if charges or citations have been considered, but they say that the car failing to yield was a factor. They also say that the motorcycle's speed "may have been a contributing factor."
I certainly don't know more about this crash than anyone else reading public reports. But I can't help feeling skeptical of police saying the victim's speed contributed to the deadly crash. It's certainly possible, and I'm sure authorities may have mentioned it simply to explain they're being thorough. However, some may see that details—which doesn't really determine anything—and take that to mean the victim was being reckless.
This is unfortunately common when the victim is on a motorcycle. A lot of people just assume all riders are reckless daredevils. As such, they're quick to assume that the victim did something wrong without seeing any actual evidence. This can create serious issues not just for families who need answers but when it comes to hold parties accountable who will use that common negative bias to their advantage to avoid responsibility.
At the end of the day, though, facts speak volumes, so ensuring the evidence speaks for itself is vital after a deadly crash like this. My hope is authorities are being more thorough behind the scenes so that the victim's loved ones know more than what little we in the public are seeing here.