• April 21, 2022

Man Injured in 18-wheeler Accident on Hollister Street in Harris County, TX

Harris County, TX -- March 31, 2022, one person was injured due to an accident where a vehicle crashed into an 18-wheeler along Hollister Street.

Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 7:34 p.m. along Hollister Street near the intersection of Bourgeois Road.

According to officials, a 46-year-old man was in a Dodge Charger traveling northbound along Hollister. Somehow, the vehicle crashed into the back of an 18-wheeler stopped waiting to make a right turn into a business.

Due to the collision, the Dodge driver had incapacitating injuries. No further information is available at this time.

Commentary on 18-wheeler Accident on Hollister Street in Harris County

While folks tend to assume rear-end collisions are always the rear driver's fault, that's not really true. It usually is, of course, considering things like speeding and distracted driving are common factors. But there can be extenuating circumstances. For example, I handled a situation not long ago involving a truck stopped in the middle of a traffic lane with no emergency markers, and it turned out the truck broke down due to months of neglected maintenance. That was far from some open-and-shut case folks tend to think these kinds of accidents are.

Harris County, TX 18-wheeler Accident Hollister Bourgeois

Now, I'm not saying that will apply here, as well. There should be some consideration for the truck apparently stopped waiting to turn into a business. How long was the truck at a stop? Did it have working brake lights? Was there a safer way to approach the business? Is this area designed poorly, forcing truck drivers to dangerously and needlessly block traffic? Could there be other extenuating circumstances involved here? If for no other reason than to ensure nothing important slipped through the cracks, there should likely be more thorough investigations.

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