• August 05, 2022

Saskia Peikert Injured in Car Accident in Weimar, TX

Weimar, TX -- January 10, 2022, Saskia Peikert was injured following an accident where two vehicles crashed head-on.

Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 12:57 p.m. along East County Road at UTEX Drive.

Officials said that 34-year-old Saskia Peikert was in a Chevy Cruze traveling along westbound County Road. From oncoming lanes, authorities say that an eastbound truck crossed the center line and crashed into Peikert's vehicle.

Saskia Peikert Injured in Car Accident in Weimar, TX

Peikert reportedly had incapacitating injuries due to the crash. Right now, no additional details are available.

Commentary on Saskia Peikert Car Accident in Weimar

Something I see from people a lot is the assumption a crash like this is as simple as it gets. Police can find out what caused the pickup to cross the center line and file any necessary charges or citations. What more is there to discuss? Well, there can be a lot to discuss, but I rarely ever see authorities take those steps. This can cause important details victims and families need to hear to slip through the cracks.

For example, a colleague and I were discussing a crash not long ago where texting and driving led to a minor collision. The driver in the car, however, had very serious injuries. Authorities simply shrugged it off, but more thorough independent investigations revealed she had a defective airbag. With a proper airbag, she likely would have been fine.

I'm not saying something like that happened here. It's simply that the investigators handling these crashes need to have the experience and tools to consider these possibilities, however likely they may or may not be. That way, folks can get the help they deserve.

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