• July 21, 2022

Jimmy Greer Killed in Rollover Accident on FM 46 in Robertson County, TX

Robertson County, TX — June 28, 2022, 59-year-old Jimmy Greer died in a single-vehicle accident on Farm to Market 46 in Robertson County.

According to reports the incident happened around 10:15 p.m. on FM 46 near Morgan Lane. Preliminary investigation suggest Greer was driving a Nissan Titan south on the roadway when he approached a right-hand curve. He allegedly passed straight through the curve and exited into the east barrow ditch. It yawed right and overturned in the ditch, then rolled over several times before coming to rest on its side.

Greer was ejected during the rollover and suffered fatal injuries.

No further information is available at this time.

Commentary on Jimmy Greer Accident in Robertson County

Often after single-vehicle accidents with ejection people are inclined to jump to some conclusions. That's even true of investigators, who draw on their past experiences with similar accidents to decide what "more likely than not" was behind this one.

Among the most common guesses for why someone would run off the road as described would be things like driver distraction, excessive speed, or in many cases impairment by alcohol. Each of those and combinations of them are behind many similar wrecks and they should all get due attention during the investigation, but it's also important not to take any of them for granted. To be sure the whole truth is found, investigators must keep an open mind and consider other variables as well.

Jimmy Greer Killed in Rollover Accident on FM 46 in Robertson County, TX

For instance, what if a vehicle failure or defect was behind the accident? If the driver lost control in the curve because his pickup gave out at exactly the worst moment, would police investigators have the training and sharp eyes to recognize those signs? What about his seat belt? Reports say he didn't have one on, but did police just assume that because he was ejected? What if it failed somehow? I've lost count of the number of ejection accidents I've seen where police blamed the driver for not buckling up, only for us to find out the restraints weren't effective to start with for one reason or another.

I'm not saying that's the case in Robertson County. My point is mostly just that a lot of factors--things hard to detect unless someone knows to look for them--are often working behind the scenes of these crashes. It's important those get attention as well or else there's a risk of the wrong story being mistaken for the right one. The victim's loved ones deserve no less than the truth behind their loss. Will police make sure to bring them all the answers possible?

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