• October 21, 2022

Mabank Man Injured in Car Accident on FM 1641 in Forney, TX

Forney, TX -- April 21, 2022, a Mabank man was injured following accident where a pickup and a car collided on FM 1641.

Officials said that the crash happened at approximately 6:47 a.m. along FM 1641 at Gateway Boulevard.

It appears that a 45-year-old Mabank man was in a Chevy Silverado traveling on FM 1641. At Gateway, police say a car failed to yield, hitting the side of the pickup. This caused the pickup to overturn.

The Mabank man sustained injuries said to be incapacitating. The other driver apparently wasn't hurt. At this time, additional details about the crash are unavailable.

Commentary on Mabank Man Car Accident on FM 1641 in Forney

I often have folks taking crashes like this not too seriously, and I do what I can to inform the public on why thorough investigations are always crucial. They may see police blame someone for failing to yield and figure that makes all of this open-and-shut. Let me give an example of how complex things can become.

Mabank Man Injured in Car Accident on FM 1641 in Forney, TX

A colleague and I were discussing a crash recently in which a woman hit a semi-truck while texting and driving. While it sounded open-and-shut, investigators found that the woman's injuries were far too serious considering the relatively minor severity of the collision. As it turned out, she had a defective airbag. So while she caused the crash, a manufacturing issue is what actually caused her injuries.

I'm not saying that happened here or even that a defect is at all common. My point is simply that folks don't realize what all authorities can overlook in their initial investigations. Would further investigations reveal anything unusual here?

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