Laura Wood Injured in Single-Vehicle Crash on FM 726 in Upshur County, TX
Upshur County, TX — July 27, 2022, 36-year-old Laura Wood was seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash on FM 726 in Upshur County.
According to reports the incident happened around 9:35 p.m. on FM 726 near Zinnia Road. Preliminary investigation suggests Wood was driving a Subaru Outback west on the roadway when she lost control and drove into the north bar ditch. She continued west a short distance in the ditch and then partially re-entered the road before swerving off it once again.
The car vaulted over Zinnia Road, then hit a stop sign and overturned. It rolled one or more times and hit some nearby trees, then came to rest in the ditch west of Zinnia.
Wood suffered serious injuries in the crash.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Laura Wood Accident in Upshur County
After reading about a single-vehicle accident like this one I'm concerned that some will quickly jump to conclusions about how it happened. Folks have a troubling habit of pointing at common driver mistakes like speeding, distraction from a phone, or even DWI just about any time a car crashes. Police mentioned alcohol in their reports too, though aside from the way the wreck happened it's unclear if they have reason to suspect it.
Is it possible this is just another crash caused by one or more of the common factors above? Sure, but that doesn't mean they can be taken for granted. It's important to evaluate every possible factor, including things that are overlooked much too often like vehicle malfunctions or defects. It's a more complicated endeavor than people often realize, and it must be done right to ensure the truth is found and the victim gets the help she deserves. To learn more, click the image below.