• January 18, 2023

Driver Injured in Single-Vehicle Accident on US-84 in Scurry County, TX

Scurry County, TX — August 3, 2022, a 36-year-old woman was injured in a single-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 84 in Scurry County.

Authorities say the incident happened around 5:50 a.m. on US-84 near mile marker 394. Preliminary investigation suggests the victim was driving a Ford Explorer north on the highway when she may have lost control for unconfirmed reasons. The SUV ran off the road to the west and hit a pile of rocks in the median, then overturned and rolled one or more times.

The driver suffered serious injuries in the crash and was airlifted to an area hospital.

No further information is currently available.

I've done this far too long not to take preliminary reports with a grain or two of salt. Police and the public are often quick to conclude that a single-vehicle accident was the driver's fault somehow, but I've lost count of how many times it turned out there was far more to the story. In some cases their vehicles malfunctioned or blew tires, while in others they had medical emergencies that somehow never got acknowledged by investigators. Even in cases where they allegedly consumed alcohol, many times it turned out they were illegally over-served by a local business before their accidents.

If people decide there's nothing else to know beyond preliminary findings, important details might slip through the cracks. That can be a big problem for anyone trying to pick up the pieces if they're not entirely—or not at all—to blame. In the end only facts and evidence, not assumptions, should tell the story, so until that can happen it's important to keep an open mind and focus on helping those who need it after a crash.

Driver Injured in Single-Vehicle Accident on US-84 in Scurry County, TX
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