• November 30, 2022

Two Critically Injured in Crash on SH 105 in Montgomery County, TX

Montgomery County, TX — November 29, 2022, both drivers were critically injured when two vehicles collided on State Highway 105 in Montgomery County.

Authorities say the incident happened shortly before 4:30 p.m. on Highway 105 near FM 1485. Preliminary investigation suggests a Chevy Tahoe was eastbound on the highway, possibly traveling erratically in the roadway, when the driver allegedly tried to make a U-turn through the travel lanes. An eastbound Chevy Avalanche couldn't avoid the turning SUV and crashed into its driver's side.

Both drivers were critically injured in the collision. After firefighters cut them free of their vehicles they were transported to area hospitals.

The investigation continues. No further information is available at this time.

Commentary on Auto Accident on SH 105 in Montgomery County

People may read the preliminary reported details of this crash and jump to some conclusions about how and why it happened. If one driver was traveling "erratically" and made an impromptu U-turn into the other's path, some may feel there's not much else to know. However, that sort of behavior doesn't generally happen for no reason; if police have their facts straight then it's important to find out exactly why the Tahoe's driver acted that way.

Again, some assumptions might be made if people decide the described behavior could be explained by someone being intoxicated. Investigators may look into that possibility as they put together more of the puzzle, but it can't be taken for granted. For all anyone knows the driver was fighting for control of a vehicle that malfunctioned or lost traction on a wet road, or she might have had an incapacitating medical issue at the wheel. That's just a couple of many possible explanations, all of which deserve careful consideration.

I don't know any more than the little reports can tell us, but the years have shown me time and again that deciding what happened from incomplete data is never a good idea. The best thing right now is to withhold judgment and focus on how to help both the crash's injured victims. Time and further careful investigation will show whether there are other steps to take.

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