Isaac Valdez Amador Killed, 1 Injured in Head-on Car Accident on Old Granbury Road in Tarrant County, TX
UPDATE (June 30, 2022): Sources identified the victim killed in the crash as 33-year-old Isaac Valdez Amador. Additional details about the crash are unavailable.
Tarrant County, TX -- June 28, 2022, one person was killed and one was injured in an accident where pickups crashed on Old Granbury Road.
Initial reports said that the crash took place at around 5:00 a.m. in the 12000 block of Old Granbury Road. Sheriff's officials said that two pickups somehow collided head-on into each other. One of the drivers died as a result of the collision. The other driver was said to have non-life-threatening injuries. No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Isaac Valdez Amador Car Accident in Tarrant County
This early in the morning, people tend to assume that someone was fatigued or drunk. Those are both common factors, even considering that bars close hours before the time at which reports say this crash occurred. That's especially important to consider if someone was illegally over-served by a local bar, since those establishments can be liable for contributing to crashes like this under dram shop law. But those are just common explanations. A prudent investigator must also consider less likely possibilities.
What about mechanical defects? Road hazards? Medical emergencies? Other drivers that left the scene? Poor lighting or missing signage? As relatively uncommon as these possibilities may be, someone lost their life here, and another was sent to the hospital. There should at least be some knowledge that those affected by this tragic event are getting the answers they deserve. Simply waiting around for the police alone may not be enough to provide those answers.