Pablo Luna Injured in 18-Wheeler Accident on Bonnie View Rd in Dallas, TX
Dallas, TX -- February 22, 2021, 63-year-old Pablo Peralta Luna was injured in a collision with a commercial tractor-trailer on Bonnie View Road in Dallas.
Authorities say the incident happened around 9:05 a.m. at the intersection of Bonnie View and Langdon Road. Preliminary investigation suggests a Volvo semi-truck pulling a trailer was southbound on the roadway in its left-turn lane. At the same time, Luna was traveling north on the road in a Ford Ranger pickup truck. Both drivers later told investigators that a second semi-truck was between them and obstructed their view of one another. The Volvo began to turn left from Bonnie View onto Langdon as Luna's pickup traveled into the intersection and hit its trailer, becoming wedged underneath. The semi-truck dragged the pickup a short distance during which time the pickup caught fire, then uncoupled from the trailer.
Luna reportedly suffered minor injuries in the accident. Neither of the Volvo truck's occupants was injured.
Investigators determined the commercial driver was at fault for the crash for turning despite not knowing if there was any approaching traffic due to his obstructed view.
No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Pablo Luna Accident on Bonnie View Rd in Dallas
Reports say Mr. Luna received only minor injuries in this crash, and I certainly hope that's true. However, one thing I always say is to take these early reports with a grain of salt--and that includes the description of a victim's damages.
I handled a crash not long ago where a man was sent home with the all-clear after a big rig slammed into his pickup. Days later, however, he could barely move due to excruciating pain. Further tests showed the collision ruptured a disk in his spine, and what was originally called a "sore back" required surgery and significant therapy, to say nothing of the protracted legal battles with the trucker and company responsible for his injury. Reports may initially have called it a "minor" injury, but it certainly turned out to be anything but.
I truly hope nothing like that happened here, but that's why I always take crashes like this seriously, and I encourage others to do the same.