Carmen Sade Cuero Injured in 18-wheeler Accident in Houston, TX
Houston, TX -- March 23, 2022, Carmen Sade Cuero was injured due to an accident where an 18-wheeler hit Cuero's vehicle.
Investigators were called to the area of Northwest Freeway and Hempstead Road. Authorities said that 31-year-old Carmen Sade Cuero was in a Chevy Camaro traveling southbound along the freeway. An 18-wheeler in the right lane reportedly made an unsafe lane change, hitting Cuero's vehicle.
Due to the crash, Cuero reportedly had non-incapacitating injuries. Additional details about the crash are unclear at this time.
Commentary on Carmen Sade Cuero 18-wheeler Accident in Houston
While sometimes folks think that the law is too hard on truck drivers, even responsible truckers will attest to the level of skill and experience it takes to do their jobs safely. Considering how serious an 18-wheeler wreck can be, expecting truck drivers to exercise a specific degree of caution is only reasonable both for the safety of the public and of the truckers themselves. That's why it's concerning to see any report suggest a truck driver failed to do something as simple as change lanes without hitting someone.
Maybe there were extenuating circumstances here police overlooked. It certainly wouldn't be the first time something unusual a truck driver had no control over led to the crash. But it's far more likely that the driver was either distracted or just not being aware enough of their surroundings. Could this be a simple, isolated mistake? Could this be the result of poor training? Does the driver or their company have a history of accidents? Was the driver forced to work in dangerous conditions by an irresponsible employer?
Even if something seems unlikely, it's important to make sure nothing important slips through the cracks. That could mean having more thorough independent accident reconstructionists dig in to what all happened here.