Gregory Allen Powell Injured in Single-Vehicle Accident in San Jacinto County, TX
San Jacinto County, TX -- May 10, 2022, Gregory Allen Powell was injured due to an accident where Powell's vehicle crashed off the side of the road.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 7:56 p.m. along Counts Road near Ryan Ferry Road.
According to officials, 45-year-old Gregory Allen Powell was in a Dodge pickup traveling southbound along Counts. While rounding a curve, the vehicle ran off the side of the road and overturned into a line of trees.
Powell reportedly had incapacitating injuries due to the crash. The cause of the crash cannot be confirmed.
Commentary on Gregory Allen Powell Single-Vehicle Accident in San Jacinto County
It's important when reading about crashes like this not to jump to conclusions. It is true that a single-vehicle accident is often a sign the driver made a mistake. That certainly warrants consideration. That can even lead to complex situations like a bar being liable under dram shop law if they illegally over-served the driver. But ignoring less likely possibilities would be outright irresponsible. Medical emergencies, mechanical issues, defective tires, faulty airbags or seatbelts, hazardous road design--these all warrant consideration, as well. Doing so can make a world of difference for someone in serious need of assistance. Police here may not have taken the steps to get those answers, which is why crashes like this are generally better off in the hands of independent investigators.