Man Injured in Truck Accident on Northwest Freeway in Harris County, TX
Harris County, TX -- August 19, 2022, a man was injured following an accident where a truck and a car crashed along US 290.
According to public information gathered by authorities, the incident happened at around 9:00 a.m. along US 290 in the area of West Little York Road.
Investigators said that a 27-year-old man was in a Chevy Malibu traveling westbound along US 290 when it apparently hydroplaned. The car then crashed into the back of a commercial truck.
The Chevy driver sustained incapacitating injuries due to the crash. The truck driver did not appear to be injured. Authorities didn't say much else about the crash, though folks don't tend to pay much mind to hydroplane accidents. Why is that?
I've seen time and time again how many different factors can lead to a car crash, and drivers aren't always able to avoid those possible factors. But when rain or snow is involved, folks will just assume the driver was going too fast. Is that possible? Of course, but it's still just one possibility. And if the driver was seriously injured, were they able to tell their side of the story? Maybe nothing unusual led to this crash, but I don't currently see any reason why it wouldn't be as deserving of a thorough investigation as any other sunny, fair-weather car wreck.