Shawndra Bradley, 1 Injured in Car Accident in Smith County, TX
Smith County, TX -- June 19, 2022, Shawndra Bradley and another person were injured due to an accident where their vehicle crashed.
According to officials, the crash took place along I-20 in the area of CR-3111 at around 3:00 a.m.
Officials said that 45-year-old Shawndra Bradley was driving a Hyundai Genesis westbound along the interstate. For unconfirmed reasons, the vehicle ran off-road and overturned.
Bradley was said to have incapacitating injuries while a passenger had non-incapacitating injuries. While police claim Bradley admitted to having drinks prior to the crash, they did not say this was the cause of the crash. No further information is available.
Commentary on Shawndra Bradley Car Accident in Smith County
When police mention alcohol, folks tend to immediately assume drunk driving caused the crash. That's certainly possible here, and maybe there's even a local bar liable under dram shop law if they illegally over-served the driver. But someone can say they had a drink or two and not be legally intoxicated. That's why it's important crashes like this get thorough investigations which consider other possible factors. Even something as unlikely as a mechanical defects is worth looking into if it means getting people the help they need. Are those steps being taken here?