• January 11, 2017

Three Hurt in Accident on South Pine Island Rd. in Jefferson Co., TX

Jefferson County, TX -- A single-vehicle crash left three unidentified teens with injuries on South Pine Island Road in Jefferson Co., TX Tuesday, January 10, 2017.

Officials say a vehicle containing the three victims was southbound on South Pine Island Road about 8:30 a.m. when the incident occurred. It appears the vehicle went over a bump, causing the vehicle to lose control. The car subsequently rolled over multiple times, and finally settled in a ditch. Two 16-year-olds and a 15-year-old sustained undisclosed injuries in the incident.

The cause of the incident is unclear at this time.

The official investigation is ongoing and may reveal more details as it concludes.

The preliminary media report provided no further information at the time of its release.

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Commentary

Before a conclusion can be made about who might be responsible in this accident, the vehicle needs to be thoroughly examined. Though the report makes it seem the incident took place due to a bump in the road, my experience in single-vehicle accidents has shown there is usually far more than meets the eye. For instance, over the years, I have seen plenty of accidents that seemed at first glance a simple matter of operator error, when put under the microscope of investigation, end up a matter of defect with the vehicle. All I know is that there are hundreds of possible potential failures with the vehicle, and until these angles can be scrutinized, blaming the driver amounts to a massive disservice to all involved.

-- Grossman Law Offices

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