• June 01, 2022

Two Injured in Car Accident near 4th and Quaker in Lubbock, TX

Lubbock, TX — May 30, 2022, two people were injured in a traffic accident on 4th Street in Lubbock.

According to reports the crash was first reported around 4:40 p.m. and occurred near the intersection of 4th Street and Quaker Avenue. The circumstances of the wreck aren't clear but images of the scene show a sedan and an SUV with front-end damage.

Officials reported one person received moderate injuries in the wreck and another sustained minor injuries.

The investigation is ongoing. No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Car Accident near 4th and Quaker in Lubbock

Nobody knows what happened here yet, but that probably won't stop speculation from running rampant in some comment sections. After car crashes without clear explanations I often see guesses about someone speeding, failing to yield, looking at a phone, or even driving drunk. Commenters aren't bothered about pesky things like "investigation" or "evidence," just keen to get their hot takes on record.

Two Injured in Car Accident near 4th and Quaker in Lubbock, TX

Luckily the law is a little more cool-headed about these things. Prudent investigators will probably look into the possibilities I mentioned simply because they're very common in car accidents, but they'll also look further in case something unusual was involved.

For all anyone can say right now one driver or the other lost control on a wet road or due to a vehicle malfunction. There are plenty of reasons one car could hit another aside from the "greatest hits," so it's important to be thorough. At the very least the people hurt in the crash deserve the whole truth about how it happened. Anything beyond that would probably depend on what that truth turns out to be.

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