Gary Boaz Killed, Esdras Amaya Injured in Car Accident in Lubbock, TX
Lubbock, TX -- April 10, 2022, Gary Boaz was killed and Esdras Amaya was injured after an accident where a car hit a pedestrian.
Investigators reported that the incident happened at around 9:00 a.m. off the corner of University Avenue and 58th Street.
According to officials, 42-year-old Esdras Amaya was in a vehicle traveling southbound on University. Somehow, the vehicle went into oncoming lanes and hit 60-year-old Gary Boaz. The vehicle then struck a pole.
Due to the collision, Boaz sustained fatal injuries. Amaya reportedly had serious injuries. Right now, the cause of the accident remains unclear.
Commentary on Gary Boaz, Esdras Amaya Car Accident in Lubbock
For a car to apparently leave its lane so suddenly, something has to go very wrong. That's why a lot of accidents like this tend to involve drunk drivers, people on their phone, tire blowouts, or fatigue. However, it's also important to consider less common factors. Something as unusual as a manufacturing defect can lead to a car losing control like this. Perhaps there was something about the roadway itself that led to the incident. At the end of the day, someone lost their life, and another person was seriously hurt. Only looking into common possible factors isn't going to help the families involved here who, at the very least, deserve some answers about what happened.