Timothy Pray Killed in Pulaski County, AR, Motorcycle Accident
Pulaski County, AR -- May 2, 2017, Timothy Pray was killed as the result of an accident in which his motorcycle crashed off-road.
Investigators from the Arkansas State Police reported on the fatal crash, which they say happened just before 10:00 p.m. near the intersection of Highway 365 (Arkansas River Trail) and Springer Road.
According to police reports, 53-year-old Pray was riding a motorcycle northbound on a Kawasaki motorcycle. For reasons which have yet to be determined, the motorcycle lost control and went off the left side of the roadway. The motorcycle then crashed into a ditch, ejecting Pray from the vehicle.
Pray suffered fatal injuries in the crash, and authorities say he died at the scene. No other people were said to have been involved.
Additional details are pending further investigations.
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Whenever I read details like this, my first reaction is that there needs to be further investigations conducted by an independent, experienced professional. A preliminary police report such as this does little to clear up the actual factors which contributed to the crash, and those details are crucial for those affected by the accident.
However, I know that many people read details like this and, instead of urging for further investigations, begin jumping to conclusions about what caused the crash. There exists a common bias against victims of single-vehicle accidents, especially motorcyclists. The common belief is that when a vehicle loses control and crashes, the driver is always at fault. This is a very unfair generalization, and it disregards many factors which can cause a vehicle to lose control, such as mechanical failures or dangerous debris in the roads.
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