John Eberhart Killed, 1 Injured in McCamey, TX, Car Accident
McCamey, TX -- February 19, 2017, John Eberhart was killed and his wife was injured following an accident in which their vehicle overturned.
Officials from the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to the single-vehicle accident scene on Sunday afternoon. Reports say the crash happened on FM 305 south of McCamey.
60-year-old Eberhart and his wife were traveling northbound down the roadway on their way home from Fredricksburg. As they did so, their white pickup hit something that was in the roadway, causing the vehicle to lose control. The pickup swerved off the roadway and began to overturn. It eventually came to a stop on its roof.
As a result of the crash, Eberhart sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene. His wife was injured in the accident, and she was taken to the hospital in unspecified condition.
Authorities did not say what it was that the vehicle hit in the road. Their investigations are ongoing.
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Usually when people read about a single-vehicle accident, their immediate assumption is that the driver was either speeding, texting and driving, or they fell asleep at the wheel. This accident and many others show that this isn't always the case. There are a lot of things which are beyond the driver's control that can cause a vehicle to crash.
Factors such as debris in the road, brake failure, mechanical defects, etc., aren't always obvious, and they rarely show up during the early stages of investigations. Independent accident investigators are effective in ensure that these sorts of factors are uncovered after an accident so that all possible factors are either ruled out or confirmed. A private investigator does not look for the easy or common answer; they look for all answers. If it even has a chance of being involved, it is thoroughly considered during investigations.
Without a thorough investigation, there's no way to know for sure what caused an accident. Reports on this crash say the pickup "hit something," but there's no word of what it was or how it got there. I think there needs to be a closer look at the evidence here so that those affected by the accident can move forward knowing the full story.
--Grossman Law Offices