• October 06, 2022

Robert Parker Sr. Injured in Single-Vehicle Accident in Smith County, TX

Smith County, TX -- September 18, 2022, Robert Parker Sr. was injured following an accident where his vehicle crashed into a tree.

Investigators said that the crash happened at around 6:35 p.m. near County Road 472 and County Road 431.

Robert Parker Sr. Injured in Single-Vehicle Accident in Smith County, TX

Authorities indicated that 75-year-old Robert Parker Sr. was the driver of a Jeep Patriot traveling westbound on County Road 472. Somehow, the vehicle ran off the side of the road where it hit a tree.

Parker's injuries were said to be incapacitating. No others were involved in the crash. Right now, the cause of the crash cannot be confirmed.

Commentary on Robert Parker Sr. Single-Vehicle Accident in Smith County

When folks discuss crashes like this one, they tend to assume that the driver must have done something wrong. One response I give a lot is that people said similar things about the victims of the infamous ignition switch defect from several years ago. It killed over a hundred people, yet the public didn't know the truth for years. It took thorough independent investigations to finally bring the facts to light.

Is that likely here? Not really, but a proper investigation should consider all possibilities, common or not. The article below sheds light on why this is so important for getting people the help they deserve.

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