Toshia Maldonado, Teen Injured in Truck Accident in Mansfield, TX
Mansfield, TX -- September 14, 2021, Toshia Maldonado and a teenager were injured due to an accident where a truck hit their vehicle.
Preliminary reports indicated that the crash took place at around 8:30 a.m. along Lone Star Road near US 287.
In their reports, authorities said that 41-year-old Toshia Maldonado was in an Infiniti traveling eastbound along Lone Star. While stopping for traffic approaching a stop sign, a semi-truck crashed into the back of Maldonado's vehicle.
Maldonado and a 13-year-old passenger had non-incapacitating injuries due to the crash. The truck driver reported that their foot became stuck between the gas and brake pedals. Right now, additional details are unavailable.
Commentary on Toshia Maldonado Truck Accident in Mansfield
It seems odd that someone would get their foot tangled up in the peddles just out of nowhere, but accidents happen. If that's indeed what happened here, then it's simply important to make sure the driver takes responsibility for those actions so the victim gets the help they need and so everyone can move on with their lives.
Of course, I never consider truck wrecks wrapped up until all contributing factors get the attention they deserve. I have absolutely no reason to suspect this particular truck driver is being misleading about what caused the crash, but it does happen. I know that if I or a loved one were hurt in a crash like this, I wouldn't just take someone's word for it that nothing more serious like texting and driving led to the crash.
With a proper accident reconstruction pulling records and checking other factors, they may rule out those other possibilities and confirm what the truck driver said, or they may find there were extenuating circumstances the authorities overlooked. It's simply important to be thorough and to make sure those involved in the crash know they're getting the full story.