Clement Anderson, Serafin Tirado Injured in Wrong-Way Crash in Anna, TX
Anna, TX — July 11, 2022, 62-year-old Clement Anderson was seriously injured in a wrong-way collision on State Highway 121 in Anna.
Reports say the incident happened shortly before 7:25 p.m. on TX-121 near Farm to Market Road 455. Preliminary investigation suggests Anderson was driving a Dodge Durango north in the southbound lane of the highway when he crashed head-on with a Dodge Ram pickup driven by Serafin Tirado.
Anderson suffered critical injuries in the collision. Tirado reportedly received minor injuries; a passenger in the Ram was unhurt.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Clement Anderson, Serafin Tirado Accident in Anna
Police don't seem 100% clear on how this crash occurred. Obviously it's concerning any time a driver travels the wrong direction on a highway, but there are many reasons that could happen. Among the more obvious would be something like driver distraction or intoxication, but at the same time less-common possibilities like vehicle malfunctions or unsafe road conditions must also be accounted for.
Unfortunately I've learned over the years that police investigators tend to overlook or dismiss potential factors that would be hard to investigate or would need more training and equipment than they brought with them. A lot of crashes caused by vehicle defects or environmental factors get written up in police reports as being due to drunk or careless driving, which obviously is problematic for the accused and their loved ones afterward.
That's why it's often best for experienced independent professionals to have another look and make sure all the details are properly accounted for. Click below to learn more about the risks of pinning everything on a "by the book" police investigation.