• January 09, 2023

Pedalcyclist Injured in Truck Accident on Greenhouse Road in Harris County, TX

Harris County, TX -- December 15, 2022, a pedestrian sustained injuries following an accident where a truck hit them along Greenhouse Road.

Initial details from authorities said that the collision happened at the intersection of Greenhouse Road and Park Row Drive at around 5:49 a.m.

Authorities said that a 20-year-old was on a pedalcycle traveling southbound through the intersection. That's when a westbound box truck apparently crashed into the cyclist, resulting in incapacitating injuries.

Details from officials said there was a witness that saw the victim go through a red light leading up to the crash. I wouldn't be able to confirm or deny that without seeing more evidence, but folks often ask me why I'm so reluctant to trust what a "witness" said. The answer is pretty simple.

Pedalcyclist Injured in Truck Accident on Greenhouse Road in Harris County, TX

Simply put, I'm not skeptical of witness statements. I'm skeptical when that's all there is. I've seen many reports where police mention witness testimony, but further investigations show that "witness" was just the other person involved in the accident. Did authorities get the victim's side of the story? Were there numerous independent witnesses? Is there video of the accident?

Taking early details like these at face value is just asking for something important to slip through the cracks. Either the evidence will confirm this supposed witness statement, or it'll show there were more extenuating circumstances to consider. Either way, it's best to let the evidence speak for itself.


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