Adriana Thomas, Demetrius Buckner Injured in Crash on Trammel Fresno Rd in Fort Bend County, TX
Fort Bend County, TX — February 26, 2022, Adriana Thomas and Demetrius Buckner were injured in an auto accident on Trammel Fresno Road in Fort Bend County.
Authorities say the incident happened around 7:15 p.m. on Trammel Fresno at California Street. Preliminary investigation suggests a GMC Sierra pickup was headed east in the center turn lane of the roadway as Thomas was driving a Mitsubishi Outlander Sport west nearby.
According to reports the GMC driver started a left turn but failed to yield to the approaching SUV and the two crashed in the westbound lanes at California Street.
Thomas, 27, and Buckner, 28, suffered serious injuries in the crash. No other injuries were reported.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Adriana Thomas, Demetrius Buckner Accident
Police seem to think this crash is largely due to one driver's failure to yield while turning. I have no particular reason to doubt or dispute that, but I've also learned over the last 30 years in this business to take preliminary reports with a grain or two of salt and to find out whether anything else was missed during a "by the numbers" police investigation. What if there's more to the story?
For instance: Did the drivers see one another's vehicles? If not, why not? Did a problem or defect in the SUV keep the victims from stopping or steering clear before the collision? Was there any other traffic in the area that might have contributed to the crash? What were lighting, weather, and road conditions at the time?
The point of those questions and others like them isn't to overcomplicate things, just to make sure that all the accident's potential factors are accounted for. Having identified a "bad guy" police may have closed the books and moved on, but if their reports are incomplete or even mistaken that could be a huge obstacle to someone in need of answers and help. At the very least they deserve to know that no stone was left unturned to find the whole story. Any other steps would depend on what's learned.