Bellmead Man Injured in Truck Accident on US 83 in Concho County, TX
Concho County, TX -- July 20, 2022, a Bellmead man was injured after an accident involving a semi-truck on US 83.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 7:12 p.m. along US Highway 83 at FM 765.
According to officials, a 30-year-old Bellmead man was in a Chevy Malibu traveling eastbound on FM 765. At US 83, authorities said that the Malibu went through the stop sign, and a northbound 18-wheeler crashed into the car.
The Bellmead man sustained incapacitating injuries due to the crash. No other injuries were reported. Additional details are unavailable at this time.
Commentary on Bellmead Man Truck Accident on US 83 in Concho County
This all seems pretty open-and-shut, but I always tell folks to take initial reports with a grain of salt. There's simply no telling what other factors could be involved.
For example, a colleague and I were discussing a crash out of West Texas not long. In that, reports said a man ran a stop sign, and a truck t-boned and killed him. That's all the public ever got to hear. Weeks later, though, independent investigations revealed TxDOT had removed those stop signs the morning prior to the crash, then forgot to replace them when they left. So how exactly did the victim run a stop sign that wasn't there?
I'm not saying something unusual like that happened here, of course. My point is that people get caught up trying to blame someone that they jump to conclusions before they know all the facts. That's why I find it's best to simply focus on what can be done for the victims and families involved. Hopefully those steps are being taken here, as well.