• October 24, 2022

Car Crashes into Tree on 4th Street, One Injured in Lubbock, TX

Lubbock, TX — October 21, 2022, one person was injured when their car crashed into a tree on 4th Street in Lubbock.

Authorities say the incident happened just after 2:00 a.m. on the 5700 block of 4th Street. Investigators haven't released many details yet but say a car was traveling on 4th when it went out of control and crashed into a nearby tree.

One person suffered moderate injuries in the wreck.

No further information is currently available.

One Injured in Lubbock, TX Car Accident with Tree on 4th Street

Commentary on Lubbock Car Accident on 4th Street

When folks discuss crashes like this one, they tend to assume that the driver must have done something wrong. To those folks I often recommend keeping an open mind and weighing all the possibilities rather than jumping to conclusions. People were quick to judge crashes caused by the infamous GM ignition switch defect several years ago, yet it was ultimately learned that the hundred or more people killed (and the hundreds of others injured) weren't actually to blame. Until independent investigators figured out the true culprit, a lot of victims were unfairly thought to be responsible for what happened to them.

To be clear, I'm not saying driver error can't be a factor. In one form or another it's quite commonly behind single-vehicle crashes, but a proper investigation should consider all possibilities--common or not. I wrote some more on many of the possible causes for a single-vehicle wreck, available through the link below.

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