• April 22, 2022

Deputy Injured in Motorcycle, Truck Accident on Somerset Road in San Antonio, TX

San Antonio, TX -- April 21, 2022, a Sheriff's deputy was injured after an accident where a tractor-trailer hit their motorcycle along Somerset Road.

Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 11:35 a.m. in the area of Somerset and Old Somerset Road.

According to officials, a Bexar County Sheriff's Deputy was on a motorcycle escorting a funeral procession. Reports said that as the motorcycle approached a tractor-trailer, the truck driver "tried to stop". On the wet roads, the trailer slid into the deputy's motorcycle, knocking the bike over and into a guardrail.

EMS transported the deputy to a hospital injuries of unspecified severity. Right now, additional details about the crash are unavailable.

Commentary on Deputy Motorcycle, Truck Accident on Somerset Road in San Antonio

To be a bit blunt, trailers don't usually slide out of control just because a truck driver "tries to stop." The fact the roads were wet isn't likely to change that. Plenty of truck drivers can see a emergency vehicle and slow down, come rain, sleet, or snow. The fact this trailer somehow slid out of control is a red flag that there was a mistake made here. Still, getting answers is never that straight-forward, and it could take some careful investigations to make sure the facts come to light.

Deputy Motorcycle, Truck Accident Somerset Road San Antonio, TX

I had a situation not long ago, for example, where a truck skidded over the center line and hit someone's car during rainy weather. The company tried to say that the rain was simply too severe, so their driver had no control over the situation. Through our investigations, however, we found that the truck's tires were incredibly worn, and we even found that the truck was going fast enough that it may have even lost control during dry conditions. With clear evidence to the contrary, the trucking company's defense didn't last too long.

The point there, however, is that it took experienced truck wreck attorneys just to keep the facts straight. That's unfortunately all too common, and our men and women in uniform are not uniquely immune to these obstacles. They, too, should take steps to ensure they can tell their side of the story clearly and get the help they deserve.

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