Jason Medford Killed in Motorcycle Accident on FM 40 in Lubbock, TX
UPDATE (April 12, 2023): Reports now say that the motorcyclist, identified by officials as 40-year-old Jason Medford, succumbed to the injuries he sustained in the crash. Right now, additional details about the crash are unavailable.
Lubbock, TX — April 10, 2023, one person was injured as the result of an accident between a motorcycle and a pickup along East FM 40.
Authorities with the Texas DPS said that the crash took place at around 7:00 p.m. in the area of East FM 40 and County Road 2900. The exact cause of the accident remains unclear at this time. It resulted in the motorcyclist sustaining injuries believed to be serious, for which the rider was taken to University Medical Center. No other injuries were reported, and the crash is still under investigation.
All anyone can hope for following a serious wreck is that authorities will be taking things seriously and making sure all the facts become clear. But with motorcycle wrecks, there can be a concern of that not happening. It's not that authorities can't do their jobs. It's just that people can sometimes have a negative view of motorcyclists simply because they think all motorcyclists are reckless drivers. I know from experience that's an unfair misconception, but it doesn't change the fact that negative bias can have a serious effect on investigations. Are authorities here making sure not to let any sort of bias stand between them and the evidence?