John Ray Harris Injured in RV, Truck Accident on Clovis Road in Lubbock, TX
UPDATE (January 24, 2023): Further information from authorities identifies the victim as 71-year-old John Ray Harris. No further details about the crash can be confirmed currently.
Lubbock, TX -- January 11, 2023, one person was injured due to an accident where an RV and a semi-truck crashed along Clovis Road.
Details right now are scarce. They say the incident happened at around 9:15 a.m. off the corner of Clovis Road and Kent Street. Somehow, an RV and a semi-truck collided along Clovis/Highway 84, sending one person to the hospital. Their injuries were said to be moderate.
Beyond that, police have yet to give additional details. This is a period of time that's always very tricky for the victims and families. Many of them put their trust in the authorities and wait for them to give them the answers they need and the tools to tell their side of the story. Authorities are certainly capable of that—I've seen officers knock some incredibly complex investigations out of the park.
Why is that? In my experience, the biggest reason is probably that law enforcement agencies have very few dedicated accident reconstructionists to call upon. This means that in many cases they’re forced to employ officers whose primary responsibility is something else. It's one of the reasons that attorneys for victims and trucking companies alike hire accident reconstructionists, rather than relying on the police investigation. They’re specialists who do one thing: investigate crashes for a living. There’s no doubt about their qualifications, and it’s rather common for outside, dedicated crash investigators to find whatever authorities may let slip through the cracks.