Van Driver Injured in Overturn Crash on Kuykendahl Rd in Harris County, TX
Harris County, TX — June 24, 2022, a 56-year-old man was seriously injured in a single-vehicle wreck on Kuykendahl Road in Harris County.
Reports say the incident happened around 9:20 a.m. on Kuykendahl at West Richey Road. Preliminary investigation suggests the victim was driving a Freightliner van west on Richey when he allegedly attempted to turn too fast at Kuykendahl, causing the van to overturn on its driver's side.
The van driver suffered serious injuries in the accident.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Kuykendahl Rd Overturn Crash in Harris County
People may read the preliminary reports about this accident and simply blame the driver who police said turned at too high a speed. However, before that's set in stone it's important to account for any other potential factors--not just in the collision, but also in the victim's injuries. The cause of a crash and that of the damage done aren't always the same.
For instance, what if a product malfunction or defect played a part here? What if the van's brakes gave out or locked up? Furthermore, what if a design flaw inherent to larger vehicles--their high center of gravity--caused its rollover and the victim's injuries?
Frankly police investigators don't always have the time, tools, or training to look for factors beyond the most obvious. It's always best to have the facts straight, and sometimes that means getting independent investigators to have another look. Click the image below to learn more.