New Mexico Man Injured in 18-wheeler Accident on FM 1053 in Pecos County, TX
Pecos County, TX -- March 22, 2022, a New Mexico man was injured due to an accident where an 18-wheeler and a pickup collided on FM 1053.
Authorities said that the crash took place at around 12:40 p.m. along FM 1053. A 29-year-old Eunice, New Mexico man was in a Ford F-250 traveling southbound. As the pickup reportedly slowed to turn left into a job site, a southbound 18-wheeler reportedly attempted to pass the pickup on the left, resulting in a collision.
Reports say the pickup driver sustained non-incapacitating injuries in the crash. They did not give additional details about the accident.
Commentary on New Mexico Man 18-wheeler Accident on FM 1053 in Pecos County
As straight-forward as these reports may seem, it's important folks understand that getting the help they need almost always involves overcoming numerous obstacles. Most commonly, trucking companies and insurance companies are going to take steps to shift as much blame onto others as possible--usually onto the victim.
For example, I handled a situation where a truck hit the back of a turning vehicle, but they claimed the victim slammed on their brakes without using their blinker. Proving otherwise took us finding a nearby business with security footage that clearly showed the victim come to a controlled stop with their blinker on. That's why thorough independent investigations are so important after a serious truck wreck. Getting people the help they need means having the evidence to anticipate and overcome whatever roadblocks the other guys try to put up.