Girl Injured in Semi-Truck Accident on I-20 at Rylie Crest in Balch Springs, TX
Balch Springs, TX -- March 19, 2021, a teenager sustained injuries after an accident involving a pickup and a semi-truck along I-20.
In their reports, authorities said that the crash took place at around 9:20 a.m. in the area of I-20 and Rylie Crest.
Preliminary investigations said that 46-year-old Larrick Allaman was driving a pickup pulling a trailer westbound along I-20. Reportedly while checking his mirror, authorites said Allaman's pickup did not slow down in time, crashing into a semi-truck.
Due to the crash, a 13-year-old girl in Allaman's pickup sustained incapacitating injuries. At this time, additional details surrounding the crash are unavailable.
Commentary on Semi-Truck Accident at Rylie Crest in Balch Springs
These reports seem pretty straight-forward about what happened, but I've always said folks should avoid taking these early reports at face value without there being a more thorough independent accident reconstruction. There's simply no telling whether or not some unusual factors contributed to the crash. Did the victim's truck have a mechanical issue? Did the semi-truck have functioning brake lights? Why did the semi slow down? Was there something in the road or another driver doing something reckless? Jumping to conclusions doesn't really do much to help victims or their families. Even if further investigations simply confirm what authorities already know, it's best to at least be thorough and ensure nothing important slipped through the cracks.