Lajaimeon Orzhay Tipps Injured in 18-wheeler Accident in Mesquite, TX
Mesquite, TX -- March 21, 2022, Lajaimeon Orzhay Tipps was injured in an accident where an 18-wheeler reportedly hit Tipps's vehicle, then left the scene.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 11:14 a.m. along I-635/LBJ Freeway near Galloway Avenue.
Officials said that 35-year-old Lajaimeon Orzhay Tipps was in a Mercury Grand Marquis traveling southbound in the rightmost lane. A passing 18-wheeler reportedly made an unsafe lane change toward the exit. The trailer apparently clipped Tipps's vehicle, and the tractor-trailer did not stay at the scene.
Tipps reportedly had non-incapacitating injuries due to the crash. Additional details about the accident are unavailable at this time.
Commentary on Lajaimeon Orzhay Tipps 18-wheeler Accident in Mesquite
It's not clear if authorities were ever able to locate the truck mentioned in the reports, but simply putting out reports like these can be a significant help. I had folks harmed by a truck hit and run a while back, and for months, there was no progress. When we circulated the details in the public, however, a couple came forward as witnesses. Apparently, they saw the crash and actually followed the truck, writing down identifying information on the truck. They only broke off pursuit because the truck driver literally tried to run them off the road. Afterward, they took this information to the police, but somehow the department lost track of the information and never followed up. Thanks to them seeing reports in the news, even months after the accident, a family got the opportunity to see some accountability for their hardships which they may not have otherwise had. Perhaps similar efforts would yield similar results here.