Vincent Smith Injured in Car Accident in Smith County, TX
Smith County, TX -- July 14, 2022, Vincent Smith was injured due to an accident where smith crashed into a fallen tree.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 8:55 a.m. along FM 2767 near County Road 246.
Officials said that 49-year-old Vincent Smith was in a Ford Escape traveling westbound along the roadway during a thunderstorm. Smith didn't see that a tree had fallen in the roadway ahead, causing a collision.
Smith sustained incapacitating injuries, reports say. Right now, additional details about the crash are unavailable.
Commentary on Vincent Smith Car Accident in Smith County
Something I talk about from time to time is the importance of being thorough after any kind of serious car accident. But when folks see an unavoidable chain of events, as appears to be the case here, they think there's nothing else to talk about. But sometimes, the cause of the crash isn't necessarily the cause of someone's injuries.
Just recently, for example, a colleague and I discussed a crash where a woman rear-ended an 18-wheeler. But once there were more thorough investigations, evidence showed the woman likely would have been fine but for her airbag having a defect that prevented it from working properly. The crash was merely a coincidence to the real problem. Maybe nothing like that happened here, but folks should keep in mind reports like these aren't always telling the whole story.