Two Injured in Semi-Truck Accident on Military Highway in McAllen, TX
McAllen, TX -- April 9, 2021, two people sustained injuries following an accident where a car and an 18-wheeler crashed along West Military Highway.
Authorities responded to the intersection of West Military Highway and South Ware Road at around 11:32 p.m.
Preliminary reports said that a a Chrysler 300 was westbound on the highway. Police allege that Chrysler was racing at the time. The car crossed Ware as an oncoming semi-trailer attempted to make a left turn. As a result, the vehicles collided.
The Chrysler driver had reportedly incapacitating injuries while the truck driver had non-incapacitating injuries. Police charged the Chrysler driver with racing on a highway and not having insurance.
Commentary on 18-wheeler Accident on Military Highway in McAllen
Whenever a crash happens where a truck turns in front of an oncoming vehicle, people are sometimes skeptical when I say there are reasons a truck driver may do so without actually doing anything wrong. If these reports are accurate, this could be a good example. Someone racing can easily close distance so quickly a truck driver thinks they have enough time to turn. That said, just as I would give a potential faulty truck driver the benefit of the doubt, I would also give an alleged street racer the benefit of the doubt until all the facts are clear. The fact of the matter is police reports miss things from time to time. That could very well be what happened here. When people are seriously hurt, it's best to avoid jumping to conclusions until the facts are abundantly clear.