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Motorcycle Accident Raises Concerns

Newschannel 6 told you about an injury accident, Saturday afternoon, involving a motorcycle that was pinned and stuck under a semi on Jacksboro Highway in front of the Flying J.

Officials said the motorcycle driver was likely speeding. He was taken to the hospital and his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Soon after we posted the story on our Facebook page, many of you expressed how dangerous that area is because of the combination of cars, semis and a truck stop.

Wichita Falls resident Carl Flint said he avoids that area of town because of the number of trucks traveling through.

"They're trying to get in and out and it's kind of dangerous," he said. "Sometimes they have blind spots. They can't see."

"I stay where they can see me, that's the best way to do it," said Ricky Fowler. "Stay where they can see you."

Veteran truck driver Kenny Risinger says drivers always need to pay attention and be aware of everything that's around them. He said he's had many close calls with cars before, but it didn't matter if it was a truck stop or a city street.

"I don't think it's anymore than any other place. I don't think it has to do with whether it's a truck stop, even in the cities it's the same way," said Risinger.

The daily grind of cars and big rigs make Jacksboro Highway, and Interstate 287, a busy intersection.

Newschannel 6 will also continue to follow this story and if that stretch of road is dangerous. Currently we're looking into the number of accident reports in that area. We'll bring you that as soon as they become available.

If you'd like to share your opinion, or see what others are saying, head to our Facebook page.

 

Crystal Hall Newschannel 6.

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