Crosby Woman Injured in 18-wheeler Accident on US 90 in Harris County, TX
Harris County, TX -- November 1, 2021, a Crosby woman was injured due to an accident where her vehicle crashed into the back of an 18-wheeler on US 90.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 9:00 a.m. near the intersection of US Highway 90 and Miller Road 2.
According to reports, a 22-year-old Crosby woman was in a Buick Envision traveling westbound along the highway. The woman reportedly failed to control speed and rear-ended an 18-wheeler.
Due to the crash, the woman sustained incapacitating injuries. The woman reportedly said she didn't see the truck, and authorities are looking into distraction as a factor. Police did not give additional details about the crash.
Commentary on Crosby Woman 18-wheeler Accident on US 90 in Harris County
When someone says they didn't see an 18-wheeler in front of them, short of accidents happening at night, that's usually a sign they weren't paying attention to the road. However, I tell folks not to jump to conclusions based on preliminary reports, and I wouldn't consider these reports the exception. There could be extenuating circumstances authorities overlooked, such as mechanical issues, poor road design, other drivers ahead of the victim, maneuvers made by the 18-wheeler, brake failure, etc. Even if something seems unlikely, steps should always be taken to make sure the facts are clear so people can take steps to get the help they need.