One Injured in Fiery Rollover Crash on 34th Street in Lubbock, TX
Lubbock, TX — December 16, 2022, one person was seriously injured in a fiery rollover accident on 34th Street in Lubbock.
Authorities say the incident happened around 6:20 p.m. in the area of 34th and 29th Drive. Preliminary reports say only that a vehicle was traveling in the area when it allegedly hit a nearby pole for unknown reasons. After the impact it overturned and caught fire.
Responders pulled one person out of the vehicle and transported them to an area hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
The investigation continues. No further information is currently available.
People are sometimes hasty to rush to judgment about single-vehicle crashes, quickly pointing fingers at speeding, distraction from a cell phone, or even (for the cynical) driving while impaired.
Those and other driver mistakes cause a lot of accidents and they're important to consider during a full investigation. HOWEVER, that doesn't mean they can be taken for granted. There are many other factors, both common and less so, that could just as easily have contributed to or even caused this crash. That's why it's important to investigate carefully and ensure no critical details slip through the cracks. Meanwhile, as the story comes into focus the driver deserves the benefit of the doubt.