Logan, New Mexico Man, Woman Injured in Car Accident on US 54 in Hartley County, TX
Hartley County, TX -- August 7, 2022, a New Mexico man and a woman were injured following an accident where their pickup crashed off US 54.
Investigators said that the crash took place at around 12:30 a.m. along US Highway 54 near mile marker 230.
Statements suggest that a 27-year-old Logan, New Mexico man and a 27-year-old woman were in a Ford F-250 traveling southwest along the highway. In an area with construction, the vehicle somehow lost control and ran off-road, there the vehicle overturned.
Both the driver and the passenger were said to have incapacitating injuries. No further information about the crash can be confirmed at this time.
Commentary on New Mexico Man Car Accident on US 54 in Hartley County
People see a single-vehicle wreck, and their immediate assumption is that the driver did something wrong. Certainly, things like speeding, alcohol, and cell phone usage are common. But even unlikely possibilities like mechanical issues or defective parts should get attention. Was there a tire blowout? A medical emergency? Did this apparent construction zone contribute to the crash in any way? If authorities aren't asking these kinds of questions, the crash would likely be better off in the hands of more experienced professionals.