Carter James Mormon, Rickey Gene Culp Injured in Car Accident in Amarillo, TX
Amarillo, TX -- October 9, 2022, Carter Mormon and Rickey Culp were injured due to an accident where their vehicles collided.
Investigations said that the crash happened just before 6:00 p.m. at the intersection of Western Street and Line Avenue.
According to officials, 19-year-old Carter James Morman was in a Chevy Impala traveling northbound on Western. 71-year-old Rickey Culp was in a pickup traveling southbound. Police say that the vehicles collided as Morman was attempting a left turn.
Due to the crash, Morman had incapacitating injuries while Culp's injuries were said to be non-incapacitating. At this time, the cause of the crash cannot be confirmed.
Commentary on Carter Mormon, Rickey Culp Car Accident in Amarillo
When it comes to the typical car accident, folks tend to assume everything is pretty open-and-shut. So many of them happen, it seems like authorities would have everything well handled. In reality, though, there are all kinds of complex reasons a crash like this can require far more thorough independent investigations to get the people involved the help they deserve.
Throughout my long history in this business, you can find an example of just about anything causing a crash besides the common things like cell phone usage and speeding. Sometimes it's due to a mechanical defect. Sometimes there is missing signage or broken traffic signals. Someone can experience a medical issue. A driver may have been illegally over-served by a bar who then needs to be confronted. There could be issues with someone's tires or their steering system.
Likely or not, the key is to make sure investigators have the tools and experience to ensure nothing slips through the cracks. Is that happening here?