• October 27, 2022

Javier Almendarez Killed in Auto Accident on SH 146 in Baytown, TX

Baytown, TX — October 8, 2022, 39-year-old Javier Almendarez died in a single-vehicle accident on State Highway 146 in Chambers County.

Authorities say the incident happened around 2:15 a.m. on TX-146 near Old Needlepoint Road. Preliminary investigation suggests Almendarez was driving a Chevy Silverado pickup north on the highway when he allegedly ran partway onto the protected median and lost control. He steered back into the road but over-corrected and the pickup flipped over.

Almendarez was partially ejected and suffered fatal injuries.

The cause of the wreck is unconfirmed. No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Javier Almendarez Accident in Baytown

Police seem to have theories about how the victim lost control on the highway, among them possible distraction or even impairment by alcohol. However, the ideas they note in preliminary reports are usually just informed guesses based on how a wreck occurred. A mysterious loss of control can sometimes be due to inattention or drinking, but what if something else happened?

For instance, people don't always realize how many times drivers are blamed for crashes where their vehicles simply wouldn't cooperate in the moment. Consider the GM ignition switch failures back in 2014 and the hundreds of drivers who were unfairly blamed for wrecks actually caused by manufacturer defects. How many other defects and malfunctions slip under the radar that way?

Javier Almendarez Killed in Baytown Auto Accident on Texas 146

I'm not saying I know better than police what happened. All I'm saying is that it's often best for independent experts to have a second look in these crashes, even if the preliminary fact pattern seems straightforward. At worst, that extra level of scrutiny ensures no important details get overlooked or left out. The people who lost a loved one in Baytown deserve the whole story.

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