• August 01, 2022

Del Valle Man Injured in Car Accident on FM 812 in Bastrop County, TX

Bastrop County, TX -- July 10, 2022, a Del Valle man was injured due to an accident where two vehicles crashed on FM 812.

Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 8:16 p.m. along FM 812 at the Highway 21 intersection.

Investigations said that a 37-year-old Del Valle man was in a Ford Focus traveling southbound on Highway 21. At the exit ramp stop sign, the Ford went onto FM 812 where an eastbound GMC Sierra t-boned the car.

Reports say the Del Valle man had incapacitating injuries. Conditions of others in the Ford were not given. No further information can be confirmed at this time.

Commentary on Car Accident on FM 812 in Bastrop County

It's important to consider all of the possible factors which may have led to this crash, but it's also important folks understand why police reports often come up short. Since departments rarely prioritize accident reconstruction highly, unusual details can easily slip through the cracks where more experienced eyes might find something worth looking into further.

For example, it stands out to me that the driver hit by the pickup is the only listed injury here. Perhaps the reports simply didn't mention other injuries, but if that person was seriously injured and was the only hurt as such, did something go wrong with their safety devices?

Del Valle Man Injured in Car Accident on FM 812 in Bastrop County, TX

Generally speaking, if someone t-bones the opposite of a vehicle that someone is sitting on, most modern vehicles should have adequate protection to prevent serious injuries (at least up to certain speeds). Could it be there were reasonably available safety features the manufacturer of this vehicle overlooked would have prevented severe injuries? Did existing safety features fail to work properly?

I'm not saying that happened here or even that it's common, but it's something prudent investigators know to look for. Investigations that don't go that far aren't always enough when it comes to getting people the help they need. That's why I think it may be worth looking into what all happened here and whether or not there's more to the story.

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