Lian Mang Injured in Car Accident in Sherman County, TX
Sherman County, TX -- August 19, 2022, Lian Mang was injured following an accident where two vehicles crashed.
Investigators say they responded to the area of US Highway 54 mile marker 310 at around 9:47 p.m.
Officials say that 41-year-old Lian Mang was in a Toyota Highlander traveling southwest on US 54. Police claim that Mang's vehicle either crossed the center line or was going the wrong direction when it crashed with an oncoming Buick Enclave.
Due to the crash, Mang sustained incapacitating injuries. No other injuries were reported. At this time, the cause of the crash remains unclear.
Commentary on Lian Mang Car Accident in Sherman County
With crashes like this one, one of my main concerns is if it's truly getting the attention it deserves. Authorities can be quick to assume a crash like this must have involved something like alcohol. Now, is that common? Sure, and it's worth looking into. That's especially true if an alcohol provider illegally over-served the driver and contributed to their injuries since they could be liable under dram shop law. But even unlikely factors are worth considering.
Mechanical issues, medical issues, poor road design, lack of lighting or signage, tire defects--it's important investigators have the experience and equipment to consider all of this. Quite frankly, I tend to look for investigators independent of police precisely to ensure experience professionals are handling the details. It's unclear if those steps would be necessary here.