Richard Mendoza Jr. Injured in Single-Vehicle Accident in Harris County, TX
Harris County, TX -- April 13, 2022, Richard Mendoza Jr. was injured due to an accident where a vehicle crashed along the side of the highway.
Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 7:25 p.m. along Eastex Freeway in the area of Cedar Hill Lane.
Officials said that 55-year-old Richard Mendoza Jr. was in a Dodge Caravan traveling northbound along the freeway. The vehicle somehow went to the right where it crashed into a concrete object.
Due to the collision, Mendoza reportedly had incapacitating injuries. The cause of the crash cannot be confirmed at this time.
Commentary on Richard Mendoza Jr. Single Vehicle Accident in Harris County
With single-vehicle wrecks like this, one of the more common obstacles is simply investigators that are quick to jump to conclusions. I can't tell you how many times folks came to me for help because authorities said that something like alcohol or speeding caused the crash, but further investigations showed they were outright wrong.
Things like speeding and alcohol are common, of course, and the complex possible factors surrounding them (such as holding complicit bars accountable for over-serving the driver) require a lot of experience and evidence. But jumping to conclusions only risks overlooking other possibilities. Mechanical issues, tire blowouts, medical conditions, road defects--it isn't my place to look at these reports and speculate. My part is to ensure folks understand why it's so important they ensure professionals look into things so the evidence can speak for itself. Are those steps being taken here?