Chadwick Saladino Injured in Single-Vehicle Crash on FM 1774 in Grimes County, TX
Grimes County, TX — December 11, 2022, 39-year-old Chadwick Saladino was seriously injured in a single-vehicle accident on FM 1774 in Grimes County.
Authorities say the incident happened around 5:50 p.m. on FM 1774 near County Road 247. Preliminary investigation suggests Saladino was driving a Ford F-150 pickup south on the roadway when he may have lost control for unknown reasons. The pickup drove into the west ditch, hit a mailbox, and struck a concrete culvert. Afterward it flipped over and crashed into a fence, where it came to rest.
Saladino received serious injuries in the crash.
No further information is currently available.
Something people don't always realize is that preliminary reports only provide a rough picture of what happened. Almost inevitably they're missing critical details that won't be discovered in a once-over at the scene.
For instance, there's a lot of reasons a vehicle could go out of control as allegedly happened in Grimes County. Is it possible alcohol played a part as police suggested? Maybe, and that might have further implications, but someone also needs to look into other possibilities like tire blowouts, vehicle malfunctions or defects, and other drivers running the victim off the road. Some factors are common, others less so, but all of them must get attention to be sure the whole story is learned. In the meantime the victim deserves the benefit of the doubt.