Teenager Injured in Truck Accident on Division Street in Arlington, TX
Arlington, TX -- January 5, 2023, a teenager was injured following an accident where two vehicles and an 18-wheeler crashed along Division.
Officials released initial public information about the crash saying that it happened along Division Street at Watson Road at around 10:30 a.m.
It appears that an 18-year-old girl was in a Nissan Altima which was westbound on East Division. Police believe the vehicle "made a hard left," resulting in a collision with an eastbound pickup and an 18-wheeler.
Due to the collision, the teen driver had incapacitating injuries. No one else appeared to be hurt, and the exact causer of the crash remains unclear.
After most crashes like this, it's encouraging when folks avoid jumping to conclusions and recognize that something the victim couldn't control may have led to the crash. Tire blowouts, medical conditions, road hazards, mechanical issues, etc. Yet I almost always see those charitable notions fly out the window when the victim is a teenager.
It's undeniable that, statistically, teenagers are more likely to make mistakes which result in crashes. But should we draw conclusions about a crash based statistics, or should we consider the facts for each specific crash? As a parent, I know I'd be livid if I found out authorities weren't giving my kid's crash attention simply because they figured it was all their fault. I imagine others would share that feeling, which I would encourage folks to keep in mind before they start to jump to conclusions about whatever happened here.