Roy Davis Waters Injured in Truck Accident in Hansford County, TX
Hansford County, TX -- May 15, 2021, Roy Davis Waters was injured following an accident where Waters's semi-truck overturned off-road.
Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 10:25 a.m. along Highway 136.
Initial reports said that 81-year-old Roy Davis Waters was in a semi-truck traveling northbound along the highway. From oncoming lanes, police say a pickup failed to yield making a left turn, causing Waters's truck to swerve off the highway and overturn.
Waters sustained reportedly incapacitating injuries. Police cited the pickup driver for failure to yield.
Commentary on Roy Davis Waters Truck Accident in Hansford County
The facts here seem pretty straight-forward, but something I talk about a lot is the importance of being thorough even when it seems police have all the facts. Quite frankly, their reports don't typically cover some of the less common factors that contribute to serious accidents, and that can detrimental for the folks who need help after the crash. For example, this semi-truck overturned. Did the safety features function properly? Did airbags go off? Were seatbelts in working order? Did the cab cave in too easily, as is a known issue with some commercial trucks? I'm not saying any of that happened here, but if I had a loved one involved in a serious wreck, and I found out authorities didn't even bother looking into these possible factors, that would be a serious issue.