• May 03, 2021

Laniesa Dawn McDaniel, 1 Injured in Semi-Truck Accident in Belton, TX

Belton, TX -- April 7, 2021, Laniesa Dawn McDaniel and another person were injured due to an accident where a semi-truck reportedly ran a stop sign.

Investigators reported that the collision took place at the intersection of the US 190 frontage road and Simmons Road.

According to authorities, 49-year-old Laniesa Dawn McDaniel was in a Nissan traveling northbound along Simmons. At the US 190 service road, police say that an eastbound semi-truck failed to stop at the stop sign. As a result, the truck crashed into McDaniel's vehicle.

McDaniel had reportedly non-incapacitating injuries. The truck driver had possible injuries. No further information is available at this time.

Commentary on Laniesa Dawn McDaniel Truck Accident in Belton

How in the world does a semi-truck driver run a stop sign? The law holds truck drivers to a high standard since they need more training than typical motorists. When they fail to do what's essentially the most basic thing any driver can do, it raises some serious flags.

Laniesa Dawn McDaniel Semi-Truck Accident Belton TX

Similar warning signs went off in a case I handled not too long ago. What ended up coming to light was that the truck driver wasn't actually properly trained to handle their vehicle. Their employer recklessly rushed them through the training process, putting their driver's life and the lives of others in serious danger.

I'm not saying that happened here, but it's one of the reasons I say that simply charging or citing drivers isn't always enough. There could be extenuating circumstances to address--perhaps circumstances the truck driver had no control over. Making sure those details are addressed properly so victims get the help they need and so no one else gets hurt should be a priority.


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