• August 22, 2022

Ricardo and Paul Sambula Injured in Solo Crash on Pebble Hills Blvd in El Paso, TX

El Paso, TX — August 21, 2022, Ricardo and Paul Sambula were injured in a single-vehicle crash on Pebble Hills Boulevard in El Paso.

Reports say the incident happened  just after 1:30 a.m. on Pebble Hills near George Dieter Drive on the city's east side. Preliminary investigation suggests Ricardo Sambula was driving a Chrysler 300 on the roadway when he lost control for unknown reasons. The car veer to the right and hit the curb, ejecting both its occupants.

Ricardo Sambula, 33, and passenger Paul Sambula, 37, were transported to an area hospital for treatment. Paul Sambula's injuries were described by police as life-threatening.

The investigation continues. No further information is currently available.

Ricardo and Paul Sambula Injured in Solo Crash on Pebble Hills Blvd in El Paso, TX

Commentary on Ricardo and Paul Sambula Accident in El Paso

Something I talk about a lot on this blog is the importance of ensuring experienced investigators handle single-vehicle wrecks. Folks tend to see a fact pattern like this one and assume the driver just made a common mistake like speeding or texting; given the time of night/morning, many might suggest intoxication was an issue here. Even authorities can be quick to jump to similar conclusions.

Those factors alone or in combination are responsible for many crashes with details like the one in El Paso, but they still can't be taken for granted. As common as driver error is in these situations, there are other complex possibilities to look into. Understanding them and ensuring they get attention can be crucial for victims and families affected by these accidents. If the authorities handling the crash aren't looking into every potential factor, then it's best to get the details in the hands of professionals who will give the accident the attention it deserves. Click below to learn more.

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