One Killed, One Injured in Car Accident on County Road 384 in Smith County, TX
Smith County, TX -- December 14, 2022, one person was killed and one person was injured due to an accident where their car ran into a tree.
Investigators said that the accident happened at around 5:30 a.m. along County Road 384/Old Longview Road in the 14800 block.
Officials said that a car traveling along the roadway somehow left the road and crashed into a tree. Due to this, one person was killed and another person was injured. The cause of the crash remains unclear.
Commentary on Fatal Car Accident on County Road 384 in Smith County
Early morning single-vehicle wrecks like the one described her are tragically common, and people would be right to guess that the most likely causes are things like fatigue, distraction, and alcohol. Those people would be wrong, however, to jump to conclusions without seeing all the facts. Things like mechanical issues, tire blowouts, road hazards, medical conditions, and countless other things can lead a deadly wreck. Drivers can't always avoid those factors. Unfortunately, authorities aren't always prudent enough to look into these possibilities, which is how important details slip through the cracks. The article below helps to show what usually goes overlooked and what possible steps can be taken to bring them to light.