One Injured in Auto Accident at Sherwood and Johnson in San Angelo, TX
San Angelo, TX — August 24, 2022, one person was injured in a traffic collision at a San Angelo intersection.
Reports say the incident happened Wednesday at the crossing of Sherwood Way and Johnson Street. Preliminary investigation suggests a Kia vehicle was turning left in the intersection when a Ford Ranger pickup, eastbound on Sherwood, ran a red light and crashed into the Kia's side.
The Kia driver received non-incapacitating injuries and was taken to an area hospital. The Ford driver was cited for disregarding a red light.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Car Accident at Sherwood and Johnson
On paper this looks like a pretty standard crash. A driver ran a red light and hit another vehicle; that (unfortunately) happens all the time, so what else is there to know?
It could be that what we see in the news is really all there is to say, but long years in this business have taught me that news sources and the police that feed them information for these reports don't always have the whole story. Based on what they say now it's probably tempting to just blame the pickup driver for being reckless and move on, but what if there's more to the story? Will police even check if there were extenuating circumstances, or are they satisfied just ticketing someone and moving on?
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