Motorcyclist Killed in Truck Accident on W. U.S. Highway 287 in Midlothian, TX
Midlothian, TX -- A crash between a motorcycle and a flatbed wrecker left left dead an unidentified motorcyclist in Midlothian, TX on U.S. Highway 287.
The incident reportedly occurred about 6:18 a.m. near the 3500 block of U.S. Highway 287.
It appears the motorcycle was headed west on 287 when, for reasons unclear, it collided with a flatbed wrecker. Officials say the operator of the bike was killed upon impact. The early investigation had yet to determine the cause of the incident. Representatives with the local police department have not disclosed the deceased victim's identity.
Authorities are examining the details of the incident and hope to determine a cause as the investigation concludes.
The preliminary press release provided no further information at the time of its release.
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Though the details of the incident are sparse, the report seems to imply the rider of the motorcycle was at fault. These early reports are notorious for going with the stereotypical narrative that motorcycle riders are reckless daredevils. It's this kind of image that some in the general public have in their heads that at times even influences the outcome of a police report. The best way to to get a fair shake in motorcycle accidents is to conduct a more subjective third-party investigation.
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