One Injured in Car Accident near Quaker and 84th in Lubbock, TX
Lubbock, TX -- January 27, 2022, one person was injured in a traffic accident around Quaker Avenue and 84th Street in Lubbock.
Few preliminary details were released about the accident, but reports indicate two vehicles collided in the vicinity of Quaker and 84th and one person reportedly suffered moderate injuries. The crash was reported just after 10:00 p.m.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Car Accident near Quaker and 84th in Lubbock
It's not clear yet what happened here, but people have a tendency to see college-town car accidents, particularly those happening at night, as generally the product of alcohol consumption. That's an unfair generalization, of course, but certain associations get made between nighttime wrecks and the state of the drivers involved.
While I'm sure that local police will consider impairment as a possible factor, it certainly can't be assumed. To be sure the true story is found they'll have to investigate other possibilities as well. That could include vehicle issues, driver distraction, road conditions, obstructed sightlines, and many other factors, but ultimately the goal is to leave no stone unturned to be sure the real story is told and the right parties are held responsible.
I'm not trying to overcomplicate what may ultimately just be a simple matter. I only know from long experience that sometimes inadequate attention is paid to wrecks like this one and victims sometimes end up with the short end of the stick if they seek any kind of resolution or help. It's best to make sure that's not the case here by being as thorough as is needed. Further action, if any, depends in large part upon what the true story turns out to be.