• May 10, 2017

Shawn Mahan Killed, Bethard Arender Injured in Jonesboro, AR, Accident

Jonesboro, AR -- May 9, 2017, Shawn Mahan was killed and Bethard Arender was injured after an accident where their motorcycle crashed.

The Arkansas State Police released preliminary details concerning the fatal crash, which they say occurred just before 10:30 p.m. near the intersection of West Parker Road and Washington Avenue.

Police officials stated that both 42-year-old Mahan and 42-year-old Arender were on a Kawasaki motorcycle traveling northbound on Parker. For reason not yet determined, the motorcycle lost control and ran off the side of the roadway. Going off-road caused both riders to be ejected from the vehicle where they sustained critical injuries.

Emergency services transported both men to St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center. Mahan later died there.

Investigators continue to try and determine what caused the accident. No further information is currently available.

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Commentary

There are some people who read these accidents and automatically assume the driver was at fault for the accident. I don't want to imply I know anything particular about this accident, but I do know that aren't enough details publicly available to say what exactly happened. This is why it's important for people to reserve their judgements until investigations are complete. Jumping to conclusions with no evidence only serves to further harm those affected by the accident.

A thorough investigation is crucial after any accident, especially a single-vehicle accident. There are so many factors which can cause them, and many of them are too subtle or rare for most police investigations to catch. Our firm has talked to many people in the past who want to learn more about the potential factors surrounding a single-vehicle crash, and the article below is a valuable resource for anyone looking for more information.

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