• May 03, 2021

Jessica Smith Niemann, 1 Injured in Semi-Truck Accident in Benbrook, TX

Benbrook, TX -- April 7, 2021, Jessica Smith Nieman and a Cresson man were injured after an accident involving a semi-truck on the interstate.

Investigators said that the crash took place along I-20 near Winscott Road at around 4:12 p.m.

According to reports, officials said that a Ford F-250, a Dodge Challenger, and a Ford Explorer were both eastbound along I-20. They slowed due to heavy traffic, but a semi-truck reportedly failed to slow down in time, crashing into the vehicles.

The driver of the Dodge, Jessica Smith Niemann, along with the driver of the F-250, an unidentified 38-year-old man, both had non-incapacitating injuries. Authorities cited the truck driver for failure to control speed.

Commentary on Jessica Smith Niemann Semi-Truck Accident in Benbrook

This kind of crash happens all too often, and folks generally think it's as simple as a truck driver speeding, following too closely, or looking at their phone. That's often true, but even if that happened here, why did that happen? Sometimes, the answer is more serious than just a single driver having a lapse in reason.

Jessica Smith Niemann Semi-Truck Accident Benbrook TX

In a case I handled recently, for example, a truck driver was looking at his phone responding to a text from his employer. In fact, the employer required him to do so, or else he'd face consequences. Truck drivers essentially had to choose between putting lives at risk to avoid being fired or being a safe driver and risk not being able to support their family. Clearly, some drivers chose to adhere to their employer's ridiculous demands, and people got hurt.

There's a big difference between slapping a driver on the wrist and making sure a dangerous company cleans up its act before more people get hurt. Maybe that isn't at all what happened here, but it wouldn't help anyone to overlook any possible factors here and make sure the victims know all the facts.


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