Kenny Evink Injured in Truck Accident on FM 3180 in Chambers County, TX
Chambers County, TX — June 30, 2022, 41-year-old Kenny Evink was injured in a crash with a commercial truck on FM 3180 in Chambers County.
According to reports the incident happened around 8:50 a.m. on FM 3180 near Cotton Creek Drive. Preliminary investigation suggests Evink was driving a Chevrolet Silverado pickup south on the roadway behind a Mack truck. Reports say the Mack driver slowed to turn right into a nearby driveway and Evink crashed into the back of the truck.
Evink suffered serious injuries in the collision. The Mack driver was unhurt.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Kenny Evink Accident on FM 3180 in Chambers County
After a rear-end collision I've noticed many folks assume the rear driver did something wrong. While that's often found to be the case, it's not as automatic as people think. Further investigation could show that's what happened in Chambers County, but it's best not to jump to any such conclusions before the job is done--and done right.
Reports have a rough sketch of what happened, but don't or can't really say why things went that way. Why did the pickup hit the commercial truck? How fast were both vehicles moving when the Mack truck slowed down? Did the truck driver brake suddenly or gradually as he approached the turn? Did that truck's brake lights work properly? Did the driver signal? If so, how long before the turn did he activate it? Did the pickup have any mechanical issues that prevented it from slowing or stopping effectively? Did its airbags activate properly? Was the victim distracted when he approached the truck? Tired? Did he have a medical emergency?
These questions and many others need answers before anyone can really say what happened, but it's not about complicating things or arguing with police. The simple fact is unusual things happen in traffic accidents all the time.
Anyone hurt in a crash deserves the benefit of the doubt unless objective facts determine they were at fault. Once there's been a full and proper investigation, the evidence will have the final say on what happened and who (if anyone) should be held responsible.