• March 23, 2023

James Wilson Killed in 18-wheeler Accident on I-35 in Schertz, TX

UPDATE (April 13, 2023): Additional details from officials identify the victim in the accident as 53-year-old James Wilson. Right now, further information about the accident is unavailable.

Guadalupe County, TX -- March 23, 2023, a motorcyclist was killed in an 18-wheeler accident at around 2:00 a.m. along I-35 in Schertz.

Preliminary details about the accident say it happened on North I-35 near FM 3009. It appears that a 53-year-old man was on a motorcycle traveling along the interstate. For reasons unclear, the motorcycle crashed into a vehicle that was towing an 18-wheeler. Due to the collision, the motorcyclist sustained fatal injuries. No further information can be confirmed at this time.

James Wilson Killed in 18-wheeler Accident on I-35 in Schertz, TX

It's not exactly unusual for there to be few details about a serious truck wreck this soon after it happens. But the longer that things go without a clear picture, the more concerned I am about how it's being handled. I wouldn't normally be so quick to say that, but accidents involving motorcyclists can be particularly complex due to the fact a lot of people automatically assume motorcyclists are reckless drivers.

Let me give an example of why this can be such a serious issue. I had a situation a while back where a motorcyclist crashed into a semi-truck, and police blamed the motorcyclist for speeding and weaving through traffic. But when we spoke with the witness—the same one police spoke to—the details didn't at all line up. All that happened was the motorcyclist passed the witness on the left, changed lanes to the right, then hit a semi-truck that turned out of a driveway. The officer either completely misinterpreted the statements due to his bias or just didn't listen because he already made up his mind.

Thanks to the clear evidence from our investigations, we were able to set the record straight. But what would have happened had no one bothered to give the crash a second look? My hope here is that authorities are being more thorough than those in the above example, and I have no particular reason to think they aren't. But until the facts come to light, it's important folks avoid jumping to conclusions based on negative biases that aren't based in reality to begin with.


*We appreciate your feedback and welcome anyone to comment on our blog entries, however all visitor blog comments must be approved by the site moderator prior to showing live on the site. By submitting a blog comment you acknowledge that your post may appear live on the site for any visitors to see, pending moderator approval. The operators of this site are not responsible for the accuracy or content of the comments made by site visitors. By submitting a comment, blog post, or email to this site you acknowledge that you may receive a response with regard to your questions or concerns. If you contact Grossman Law Offices using this online form, your message will not create an attorney-client relationship and will not necessarily be treated as privileged or confidential! You should not send sensitive or confidential information via the Internet. Since the Internet is not necessarily a secure environment, it is not possible to ensure that your message sent via the Internet might be kept secure and confidential. When you fill out a contact or comment form, send us an email directly, initiate a chat session or call us, you acknowledge we may use your contact information to communicate with you in the future for marketing purposes, but such marketing will always be done in an ethical way.