Patricia Garcia Flores Injured in 18-wheeler Accident in Maverick County, TX
Maverick County, TX -- September 13, 2022, Patricia Garcia Flores was injured following an accident where a car and an 18-wheeler crashed.
Investigators were called out to the area of US Highway 277 and Elm Creek Drive at around 2:30 p.m.
Officials said that 60-year-old Patricia Garcia Flores was in a Hyundai Tucson traveling southbound on US 277. Police say they believe that Flores's vehicle went into northbound lanes where it crashed with an 18-wheeler.
Flores sustained incapacitating injuries, officials say. No other injuries were mentioned. At this time, exact factors causing the crash remain unclear.
Commentary on Patricia Garcia Flores 18-wheeler Accident in Maverick County
Details like this raise more questions than answers, and it's important the details are taken with a grain of salt until more evidence comes to light. Commercial truck wrecks are challenging enough, and even crossovers aren't always as simple as they may seem.
A while back, for example, a family came to me after police said their loved one crossed the center line and hit an 18-wheeler. When we actually dug into the evidence, though, it turned out police were wrong.
What actually happened was the 18-wheeler drifted left of center, so the victim swerved left to avoid it. The 18-wheeler then veered back into its original lane where the vehicles collided. Police got the facts wrong because they simply looked at the final position of the vehicles and jumped to conclusions.
I'm not at all suggesting that happened here. The point is it took more thorough independent investigations to bring all the facts to light. That almost always proves to be the most prudent path forward after a serious truck wreck. I don't see any reason at this time why this crash would be the exception.