Edward Charles Bryce Injured in Truck Accident on Loop 410 off Roosevelt Avenue in San Antonio, TX
UPDATE (April 18, 2022): Authorities identified on of the drivers involved as 56-year-old Edward Charles Bryce, who reportedly had non-incapacitating injuries. The other driver, unidentified at this time, was said to be uninjured. Further reports say that an 18-wheeler jackknifed on the rainy roads, coming to a stop. Some time later, the truck reportedly driven by Bryce crashed into the stationary trailer. Additional details are unavailable at this time.
San Antonio, TX -- March 22, 2022, two people sustained injuries due to an accident where two trucks collided along Loop 410.
Authorities reported that the crash took place just after midnight in the area of Loop 410 and Roosevelt Avenue.
In their reports, officials said that a truck pulling a trailer was going along the highway during rainy weather. Somehow, the truck crashed into a semi-truck. Both truck drivers were taken to the hospital with reportedly minor injuries.
Additional details about the crash are unavailable at this time.
Commentary on Edward Charles Bryce Truck Accident in San Antonio
These more recent reports paint quite the complex picture now that there are more details. While authorities suggest that the truck that hit the trailer may not have slowed down in time to avoid the trailer, the fact the 18-wheeler initially lost control in the first place creates some legal controversy.
Essentially, situations like that tend to come down to the question: whose actions were more likely than not the cause of the crash? In other words, what is more to blame: an 18-wheeler losing control and blocking highway lanes, or someone not seeing and avoiding that trailer? Well, if other drivers were able to see and avoid the trailer without any issue, that could be a sign that the victim was doing something wrong. Otherwise, if a reasonably prudent driver wouldn't have been able to see and avoid the trailer, then the 18-wheeler driver likely can't say their actions were unrelated.
That's why it's so important to thoroughly investigate these situations and make sure there is clear evidence to specifically map out what all happened, who was involved, and how all of the chaos could have been avoided. Getting those will no doubt be a crucial step in getting folks the help they deserve.