Jayviona Asberry Injured in Truck Accident in Anderson County, TX
Anderson County, TX -- March 26, 2022, Jayviona Asberry was injured due to an accident where a truck crashed into a line of vehicles.
Officials said that the incident took place at around 4:10 p.m. along US 287 in the area of County Road 475.
According to reports, 21-year-old Jayviona Asberry was in a Chevy Cruze traveling southeast along the highway. Asberry reportedly slowed as a vehicle ahead began to make a left turn. While slowing, a truck pulling a trailer reportedly did not control speed and rear-ended Asberry's vehicle.
Due to the collision, Asberry reportedly had non-incapacitating injuries. It appears no one else was hurt. Right now, additional details about the accident are unavailable.
Commentary on Jayviona Asberry Truck Accident in Anderson County
If what these reports say here is true, there aren't many acceptable reasons for someone to hit the back of slowing vehicles, especially during daylight hours. Now, there could be some highly unusual circumstances, such as someone not having brake lights or road defects affecting the truck's ability to slow down in time, but more often this sort of thing is the result of speeding, following too closely, or distracted driving. Even in those situations, however, there could be extenuating circumstances that require more experienced, thorough investigators.
For example, I handled a situation not long ago involving a truck driver on his cell phone. As straight forward as that may seem, it turned out that he was texting his supervisor. That supervisor required drivers to respond immediately, and if they didn't they'd get in trouble. Naturally, this led to drivers risking a crash rather than risking their livelihoods, and folks inevitably got hurt.
What would seem like some run-of-the-mill crash was actually a situation involving a company that would no doubt continue putting lives at risk until they cleaned up their act. As much as helping people is a priority after a serious truck wreck, seeing people held accountable for the harm those victims suffered must also be a priority. These early reports on their own aren't likely to accomplish that, which is why more thorough independent investigations are usually a prudent step in these situations.