San Antonio Man, 1 Injured in Truck Accident on 10th Street in Floresville, TX
Floresville, TX -- March 24, 2022, a San Antonio man and another person were injured due to an accident where two commercial trucks collided.
Investigators said that the crash took place at around 6:00 a.m. near the intersection of US 181/10th Street and Sutherland Springs Road.
According to authorities, a 24-year-old San Antonio man was in a Ford F-450 traveling southbound on 10th Street. Ahead, an 18-wheeler began to turn onto southbound lanes, and the southbound truck crashed into the side of the semi.
Due to the collision, the San Antonio man reportedly had incapacitating injuries. The driver of the 18-wheeler was in unspecified condition. According to police, the San Antonio man said he may have "dozed off" just before the collision. Currently, additional details are unavailable.
Commentary on San Antonio Man Truck Accident on 10th Street in Floresville
There are a few complex factors surrounding these reports, though folks will no doubt hone in on the driver saying he may have fallen asleep. For one, even if that's true, it could involve more complex circumstances than one may think. I had a recent case, for example, where a fatigued trucker was only trying to live up his employer's ludicrous standards and meet unreasonable deadlines. A unique challenge with commercial vehicles is that sometimes the driver's work environment can actually lead to them making mistakes they wouldn't otherwise make. Could it be similar circumstances occurred here?
That said, after a serious collision, an injured person may not have the best account of what all happened. It stands out to me that this just so happened to occur right as an 19-wheeler was turning onto the roadway. It's unclear if this happened at a traffic signal, so maybe the 18-wheeler had reason to believe the turn was safe. However, there don't appear to be many signals on this stretch of road, so it's possible that the 18-wheeler failed to yield. Is that something police have been thorough looking into? I can't what did or didn't happen here, and it's not my place to say if one mistake would be worse than the other. The goal right now should be to ensure the victims are getting all the answers to pursue whatever possible avenues to help are available to them.