Injuries Reported in Multi-Car Accident on Westpark Toll Road in Fort Bend County, TX
Fort Bend County, TX -- February 3, 2022, multiple people were injured after an accident where vehicles piled up along the Westpark Toll Road.
Authorities reported that the crash took place late Thursday in the area of Westpark Toll Road and FM 1464.
Right now, the exact factors surrounding the crash are unavailable. Authorities said roads were icy, and at least ten vehicles piled-up along the toll road.
Due to the crashes, multiple people had injuries said to be minor. Additional details about the crash are unavailable at this time.
Commentary on Multi-Car Accident on Westpark Toll Road in Fort Bend County
Anytime bad weather hits Texas, accidents like this crop up all over the place. Put simply, as significant a factor as the weather may be, it's important to consider what drivers were doing at the time of the crash. Investigations almost always show that a lack of adjustment for that weather, rather than the weather itself, is what caused the accidents. Was someone speeding? On their phone? Drunk on their way home from a bar? Driving on worn tires? If authorities aren't looking into these factors, then it would be prudent to make sure independent investigators have a chance to get the victims and families the answers they need.