Five Injured in Four-Vehicle Accident on Loop 20 in Laredo, TX
Laredo, TX — December 9, 2022, five people were injured in a multi-vehicle accident on Loop 20 in Laredo.
Authorities say the incident happened shortly before 7:00 p.m. on the 6000 block of Loop 20. Preliminary investigation suggests four vehicles collided in the area for unknown reasons.
A total of nine people were involved in the crash. A 34-year-old woman and a 13-year-old girl were transported to a local hospital in serious condition. Two women ages 35 and 42 taken to area hospitals in stable condition. Four other people refused treatment at the scene.
The investigation continues. No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on 4-Vehicle Accident on Loop 20 in Laredo
There isn't much information yet about how exactly this crash happened or what caused it, but given the numerous injuries involved a careful investigation seems in order. To find the whole story police should look into many possible factors: driver mistakes like speeding or distraction, problems or defects in the vehicles, sightlines, road and weather conditions, signage and road markings, and any other potential issues that might have contributed to or caused the wreck.
Until more information is available and the picture is clearer it's best not to jump to conclusions, but the years have taught me that a "by the book" police investigation might not find all the needed details before it wraps up. If their findings are incomplete or even mistaken, that can obviously cause major problems for people in search of answers or help down the line. That's why after serious accidents I often suggest independent investigations by experienced professionals to learn the whole story. At the very least the people who wound up hospitals deserve to know no stone was left unturned.