Monique Fisher Injured in Car Accident in Kaufman County, TX
Kaufman County, TX -- August 27, 2022, Monique Fisher was injured following an accident where her vehicle crashed and overturned.
According to public details from authorities, the crash took place at around 3:30 p.m. along County Road 4052 near Terrace Drive.
Investigators believe 54-year-old Monique Fisher was driving a Mazda SUV traveling westbound along CR 4052. Somehow, the vehicle lost control and overturned. The vehicle then caught fire, and Fisher sustained fatal injuries.
I just want to be clear up front that I don't know anything about this crash beyond what authorities told the public. Ideally, the victim's loved ones already got all the facts and have closure. But I've come across many serious wrecks like this where certain red flags went completely ignored and required further investigations.
For example, two things stood out to in the details I'm seeing about this crash. One is police suggested that the victim fell asleep at the wheel. That's certainly possible, and I have no specific reason to doubt them. But at 3:30 p.m., that's highly unusual. Not only that, but how do authorities know this? Was there video evidence? A witness they failed to mention? The victim wasn't around to tell their side of the story, after all. So was this a confident statement or little more than an assumption based on their "gut feeling?"
Furthermore, serious crashes can certainly result in fires, but I've seen situations where independent investigators determined the vehicle wouldn't have caught fire had it not been for a particular defect. Was this crash serious enough that a fire was a reasonable result, or should the victim have been able to walk away from this crash?
Like I said, I only say this to give people some insight into the questions that come to mind for someone who's seen all kinds of unusual crashes over the last 30 years. My hope is that the family involved here had someone working to look into these questions for them and get them answers about their indescribable loss that made sense to them.