Driver Injured in Excavator, Car Accident on Industrial Boulevard in Kilgore, TX
Kilgore, TX -- April 18, 2022, one person was injured following an accident where a vehicle crashed into an excavator along Industrial Boulevard.
Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 2:35 p.m. along Industrial Boulevard in the area of Woodlawn Street.
In their reports, officials said that a 20-year-old man was in a Nissan Titan traveling along Industrial. Somehow, the vehicle drifted off to the shoulder where it entered a work zone and crashed into an excavator.
Reports say that the pickup driver had incapacitating injuries due to the crash. Police say the driver admitted to drinking, but this can't be confirmed at this time.
Commentary on Excavator Accident on Industrial Boulevard in Kilgore
Any mention of alcohol is one to take seriously, and it can even make things more complex due to dram shop law. If an accident is the result of a local business illegally over-serving someone, that business can be held liable for their role in the victim's injuries. As serious as that is, though, it shouldn't distract investigators from considering other possible explanations. Were there mechanical issues? A medical emergency? Road hazards? Was the construction zone positioned in an unnecessarily dangerous way? Even if something seems unlikely, it's important steps are taken to ensure all the facts are clear.