Amarillo Teen Arrested By Police 2 Days Before Fatal Accident
Accidents on the roads here in Amarillo, TX. are nothing new. We hear and see plenty of cars, semis, and motorcycles end up in the middle of the road with some dents, dings, scratches, and some being crunched like a pop can.
Most of them, if not all of them, can be avoided. No one ever WANTS to get in an accident, it's the worst feeling in the world. The most recent fatal accident in Amarillo easily could've been avoided though, and it ended tragically.
The evening of August 10 saw reports start coming in about an accident involving a motorcycle and SUV at the block of 4100 S Washington. Any time you hear of an accident involving a motorcycle, your heart drops a bit. They never typically have a good outcome.
This one was no different, as the driver of the SUV sustained serious injuries from the head on collision, while the operator of the motorcycle was pronounced dead on the scene.
According to witness statements, the driver of the SUV was turning out of a parking lot on to Washington when the driver of the motorcycle slammed into the SUV head on from the opposite direction. No word yet if speeding was a factor, but there are signs that it could be a possibility. Those signs came two days prior.
The driver of the motorcycle was identified this morning as 18 year old Sean Philpot, and this wasn't the first time we'd heard Philpot's name in recent days.
Just two days prior on August 8, Philpot was booked and released on charges of Reckless Driving and Operating a Motorcycle With No Motorcycle License. It sadly turned into a preview of what would come later.