Francis Carroll, Carlton Carroll Injured in Truck Accident in Jasper, TX
Jasper, TX -- August 15, 2022, Francis Carroll and Carlton Carroll were injured due to an accident where a car and a truck crashed.
Authorities reported that the crash took place early Monday at the intersection of Highway 190 and FM 777.
According to officials, 78-year-old Francis Carroll and 82-yer-old Carlton Carroll were in a Toyota traveling on FM 777. At Highway 190, reports say that the Toyota entered the intersection, and a work truck crashed into their car.
Both Francis and Carlton Carroll were sent to an area hospital with injuries. Right now, no additional details about the crash are available.
Commentary on Francis Carroll, Carlton Carroll Truck Accident in Jasper
As straight forward as these reports may seem, it's important folks don't simply jump to conclusions. These reports may not be telling all the facts, and there's no telling what unusual circumstances could be involved.
A while back, for example, I was looking into a crash out in West Texas where police said a man ran a stop sign, and a truck hit and killed him. Weeks later, though, independent investigations revealed TxDOT had removed stop signs at the intersection doing construction work, but they forgot to replace them. So how exactly did the victim run a stop sign that wasn't there?
I'm not saying anything like that happened here, of course, but folks are often more concerned with blaming someone than considering how to get people the help they need. I do what I can to remind people that there are priorities, and there are steps to take to see those priorities through.