Jaime Robles Killed in Rollover Accident on FM 3383 in Navarro County, TX
Navarro County, TX — December 22, 2022, 35-year-old Jaime Robles died in a single-vehicle accident on Farm to Market Road 3383 in Navarro County.
Authorities say the incident happened around 7:15 p.m. on FM 3383 near Country Club Road. Preliminary investigation suggests Robles was driving a Ford F-150 pickup northwest on the roadway when he may have lost control in a curve for unconfirmed reasons. The pickup veered into the southbound lane and Robles over-corrected, causing the truck to side-skid and then leave the roadway to the north. It overturned and rolled, ejecting and fatally injuring Robles.
No further information is currently available.
Investigators seem to think the victim may have made some mistakes at the wheel that sent him off the road. While I have no specific reason to argue with that, I'm also painfully aware that people--police among them--are often too quick to point fingers at drivers after single-vehicle accidents. The common belief is that if a vehicle goes out of control then the person who lost that control must be at fault, but that shouldn't be assumed. Many factors out of the victim's hands, from wet roads to vehicle malfunctions to medical emergencies, could have sent his truck off-course. If the crash was beyond his control, would it really be fair or right to blame him for it?
Rather than take officers' "best guesses" at the scene as the final word, it's important to know about the various factors that a full investigation should cover. If some of those boxes are left unticked when police wrap up, other action may be needed to get the whole story.