Iowa Park Officers were dispatched to the 2100 block of Southwest Parkway in response to a crash involving a motorcycle and an F150 pickup which occurred on October 23, 2022, at approximately 4:05 p.m. The crash report states that Laramie Reid (33) was riding a motorcycle in the westbound center lane of the 2100 block of Southwest Pkwy. A Ford F150 driven by Vickie Jordan (67), was in the east left turn lane at the 2200 block of Southwest Pkwy. Ms. Jordan attempted a left turn onto Taft Blvd on a yellow flashing light. She struck Mr. Reid as he entered the intersection. Mr. Reid was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The crash report seems to place fault on both the operators of the truck and the motorcycle – the truck for turning when unsafe and not yielding the right of way and the motorcycle for traveling too fast. However, the underlying basis for these conclusions are not stated in the report. Eyewitnesses need to be interviewed and calculations need to be made by an accident reconstructionist in order to determine the exact facts of this wreck. It is noteworthy that the driver of the truck has on obligation to turn only when safe to do so. If the road view is blocked by construction barrels the driver needs to ease out and not complete the turn until she has a clear view of any vehicle coming towards her. After an initial investigation an injury law firm can determine if an accident reconstruction should take place.