• November 16, 2022

Cortrilla Proctor Injured in Auto Accident on Basswood Blvd in Fort Worth, TX

Fort Worth, TX — April 2, 2022, 38-year-old Cortrilla Proctor was seriously injured in a car accident on Basswood Boulevard in Fort Worth.

Authorities say the incident happened around 10:40 p.m. on Basswood at the North Freeway. Preliminary investigation suggests a Hyundai Sonata was traveling west on Basswood when the driver allegedly ran a red light at the freeway intersection. The car then crashed into Proctor's northbound Chevy Trailblazer, which had the right-of-way.

Proctor suffered serious injuries in the collision. No other serious injuries were reported.

No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Cortrilla Proctor Accident in Fort Worth

If reports have their facts straight it sounds like the driver who ran the light should face some consequences for his reckless choice and the damage it did. However, there may be more to this than simply ensuring he has his day in court. The cause of a crash isn't always the same as the cause of the victim's injuries. But what do I mean?

Let me explain with an example: I recently discussed a recent crash with a colleague in which a woman was texting at the wheel and hit a semi-truck. Fault seems clear enough there, I'm sure, but investigators determined the actual impact was pretty minor and her serious injuries didn't make sense. So what happened? As it turned out, her vehicle had a faulty airbag. That was something completely beyond her control, and it took further steps to properly address.

Cortrilla Proctor Injured in Fort Worth, TX Auto Accident on Basswood Blvd

That's why seeing an incident like this makes me wonder if everything was prematurely pinned on the light-runner. I'm not saying anything else had to be involved, but if steps weren't taken to at least look into other possibilities then more thorough investigations may show there's more to the story.

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