Joshua Pierce Injured in Single-Vehicle Crash on Counts Rd in San Jacinto County, TX
San Jacinto County, TX — October 2, 2022, 28-year-old Joshua Pierce was injured in a single-vehicle accident on Counts Road in San Jacinto County.
Authorities say the incident happened around 9:00 p.m. on Counts Road near Chavis Lane. Preliminary investigation suggests Pierce was driving a Toyota Tacoma north on Counts when he lost control and veered off the roadway. The pickup passed through a ditch, a yard, and a barbed wire fence before it crashed into a tree and came to rest.
Pierce suffered serious injuries in the wreck. Police suspected intoxication was a factor in the accident and collected blood samples for testing.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Joshua Pierce Accident in San Jacinto County
Police seem to suspect the victim on Counts Road was intoxicated, which no doubt will be embraced by people who tend to think the driver is always to blame for single-vehicle crashes. Are driver mistakes like speeding or impairment common? Of course. However, if everything's pinned on alcohol before a full investigation is completed then something important could slip through the cracks.
I'm not saying intoxication can't be involved here, and if it is then there may be further implications to that which could help the victim in the long run. I'm only saying that unless every other possibility has received due attention then it's probably too soon to close the book. The article below explains what I mean in greater detail.