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.
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
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