Joshua Henz Killed in Truck Accident in Tarrant County, TX
Tarrant County, TX — August 25, 2023, Joshua Henz was killed as the result of a truck versus motorcycle accident just before 5:00 p.m. on F.M. 1187.
Authorities said they were called out to the area of Farm-to-Market 1187 at Exchange Drive, east of Rendon just outside of Mansfield.
According to initial details from officials, 32-year-old Joshua Henz was on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle going eastbound along F.M. 1187. At Exchange Drive, authorities say that a westbound GMC truck failed to yield while making a left turn, and Henz's motorcycle crashed into it.
Henz was thrown from the motorcycle and sustained serious injuries. It appears Henz succumbed to his injuries following transport to a hospital. There were no other reported injuries. Currently, factors contributing to the crash are unclear, and there's no mention of any potential charges or citations.
I haven't really seen much attention paid to this awful event, though I suppose that's nothing new for all the motorcyclists out there. Frankly, a lot oif people are quick to assume all motorcyclists are reckless drivers despite the fact most of them are even more responsible than the average motorist. Hell, we have to have public service campaigns just to remind typical drivers to pay attention for motorcyclists. Riders know these risks, and that's why many of them are hyper-aware of the drivers around them and how to keep themselves safe. But as safe as a rider may be, not every driver cutting them off or turning in front of them can be avoided.
I can't help worrying whether or not bias against motorcyclists would explain how little information there is available about this crash right now. Maybe authorities have done more work behind the scenes to see there are appropriate consequences for what they say is a fatal crash resulting from someone breaking the law. But could there be something unusual about Mr. Henz's accident that would explain why I haven't seen any public declaration of charges or citations for the allegedly at-fault driver?