• October 21, 2022

Lauren Morgan Injured in Wrong-Way Accident on US-80 in Kaufman County, TX

Kaufman County, TX — September 25, 2022, 32-year-old Lauren Morgan was injured in a crash with a wrong-way driver on U.S. Highway 80 in Kaufman County.

Authorities say the incident happened around 12:15 a.m. on US-80 near Clements Drive. Preliminary investigation suggests a Chevy Malibu was traveling west in the eastbound lane of the highway, against traffic, when it approached Morgan in an eastbound Infiniti FX35 SUV. Morgan reportedly tried to steer clear of the car but the two collided at an offset.

Morgan and the Chevy driver both suffered serious injuries in the wreck. Investigators noted a plan to subpoena the wrong-way driver's treatment records as part of a DWI investigation.

No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Lauren Morgan Accident in Kaufman County

Police seem to think the wrong-way driver in this wreck was impaired; given the way it reportedly happened that seems plausible, and if treatment records confirm it that could have other important implications, but it's best not to ignore other possible explanations in the meantime. For all anyone knows the wrong-way driver got disoriented in an unfamiliar area, or maybe the area's signage or road markings weren't clear in the dark. His car could have malfunctioned and crossed over just a few moments before the crash, or he might have had a medical emergency that took his control away.

Lauren Morgan Injured in Wrong-Way Accident on US-80 in Kaufman County, TX

Are those statistically as likely as a drunk driver heading the wrong way after midnight? Maybe not, but all I'm saying is it's not fair or right to decide what happened before the facts can tell the story. In the meantime the wrong-way driver was seriously injured as well, and it doesn't seem right to add the insult of premature conclusions to that injury. Only time and further investigation could say for certain what occurred, so I hope police--or if not them, independent investigators--will give the matter the time and careful attention it deserves.

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