Melissa OBryant Injured in Auto Accident on US-190W in Eldorado, TX
Eldorado, TX — May 16, 2022, 39-year-old Melissa OBryant was injured in an auto accident on U.S. Highway 190 in Eldorado.
Authorities say the incident happened around 6:30 p.m. on US-190W at South McWhorter Avenue. Preliminary investigation suggests OBryant was driving a Hyundai Tucson east on the highway when she attempted to turn left onto McWhorter. Investigators alleged she failed to yield and collided with a Ford F-250 pickup.
OBryant suffered serious injuries in the collision. A 13-year-old in the Hyundai and the Ford driver received possible injuries.
No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Melissa OBryant Accident in Eldorado
Police think failure to yield was a key factor in this collision, and while I have no specific reason to doubt their word I wonder if that's really all there is to the story. People would be stunned how often crucial details slip through the cracks during a "by the book" investigation--for instance, how many drivers were unfairly blamed for making mistakes before the GM ignition switch defect was discovered?
Is it possible a simple and unfortunate driver error like failure to yield was behind this crash? Of course. Is that the only possible explanation, though? I highly doubt it. If police found a plausible explanation and closed the books without further efforts, maybe someone else should look again and see if anything was missed.