Two Injured in Crossover Accident on US-62/82 in Lubbock, TX
Lubbock, TX — October 28, 2022, two people were injured, one critically, in a collision on U.S. Highway 62/82 in Lubbock.
Authorities say the incident happened around 1:10 p.m. on US-62/82 at County Road 1300. Preliminary investigation suggests one vehicle was traveling southwest on the highway when the driver lost control for unknown reasons. The vehicle crossed through the center median and into the opposite lanes where it crashed with a northeast-bound vehicle.
One vehicle's driver suffered severe injuries in the collision and the other received moderate injuries. Both were transported to area hospitals.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Lubbock Crossover Crash on US-62/82
After a major accident like this I often wonder whether the public and (more importantly) investigators will keep an open mind and consider all its potential factors. Some will see a driver crossed left of center and conclude they did something wrong to get there, but what if there's more to the story?
For instance: Was the driver in good health? Did their vehicle lose traction? Was the road wet or covered in debris or loose gravel? Were the vehicle's tires in good shape, with plenty of tread? Could it have malfunctioned or been defective somehow? Did its safety measures work correctly during the collision?
I'm not trying to overcomplicate things, just pointing out that many accidents are more complex than they may seem at first. Unfortunately police sometimes overlook crucial details while trying to make things fit into a simple explanation, which is why it's often best to have independent experts with the time, training, and tools look again and be sure the whole story is learned. The victims deserve no less, so will that happen here?