One Injured in Car Accident on Old Bullard Road in Tyler, TX
Tyler, TX -- December 21, 2022, one person was injured due to an accident where two vehicles crashed along Old Bullard.
The initial details surrounding the crash come from news reports, saying the incident happened at around 9:15 p.m. at Old Bullard Road and Loop 323. Details suggest that an "elderly female" was driving a car which may have run a red light, crashing into a pickup. The woman from the car was taken to a hospital with injuries said to be serious while no others were said to be injured.
For some, that may be all the details they need to here. For those familiar with what can happen in car accidents, nothing could be farther from the truth. These early reports rarely tell the whole story, and more thorough investigations can show there are important details authorities are overlooking. What could those factors be?
People think someone going through a red light is always because the driver did something wrong, but what about mechanical issues? Tire blowouts? Medical emergencies? Faulty signage or signals? Was the victim conscious and able to give authorities their side of the story? Also, as mentioned in these stories, the victim's car caught fire. Was that a reasonable outcome, or did some kind of defect cause the car to catch fire unnecessarily?
These just aren't the kinds of details authorities tend to look into on their own. Perhaps those in charge of this crash will be more thorough, but experience taught me that getting the whole story almost always requires more thorough independent investigations. I don't see any reason at this time to consider this incident an exception.