Woman, Children Injured in Car Accident on Southeast 10th in Amarillo, TX
Amarillo, TX -- July 7, 2022, three people were injured due to an accident where multiple cars crashed along Southeast 10th Avenue.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 6:40 p.m. along Southeast 10th Avenue at Bolton Street.
Officials said that two cars traveling on Southeast 10th somehow collided with one another. As a result, a woman and two children--an 8 year old and a baby--were taken to area hospitals.
Right now, authorities say only that speed is a suspected factor. Additional details are unavailable.
Commentary on Car Accident on Southeast 10th in Amarillo
I often talk to people who initially thought they had a situation which wasn't at all complicated only to later find that there were unique challenges they didn't have the tools to navigate.
It could be that a drunk driver was over-served by a bar, and that bar is liable under dram shop law. It could be that a car was actually a work vehicle, and there's a defendant with commercial assets doing everything they can to avoid responsibility. It could be that something complex like a mechanical defect caused the crash, and police simply don't have the tools or experience to properly investigate it.
It's one of the reasons I say there really is no such thing as a simple car accident when things are done right. That's because it's prudent to take steps early to anticipate these challenges and ensure the right professionals are looking into things. They could simply show that nothing unusual happened, but it's best the right tools are in place before they're needed rather than waiting around until it's too late.