Sergio Andres Restrepo Injured in 18-wheeler Accident in El Paso County, TX
El Paso County, TX -- April 23, 2021, Sergio Andres Restrepo was injured due to an accident where multiple vehicles and an 18-wheeler crashed.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 12:38 p.m. along I-10 near mile marker 47.
Officials said that 48-year-old Sergio Andres Restrepo was in a Mazda CX-5 traveling westbound on I-10. For reasons unclear, an approaching 18-wheeler failed to control speed and crashed into the line of vehicles.
Due to the crash, Restrepo reportedly had non-incapacitating injuries. It appears no one else was hurt. Right now, additional details are unavailable.
Commentary on Sergio Andres Restrepo 18-wheeler Accident in El Paso County
Reports like these tend to seem open-and-shut. After all, an 18-wheeler slamming into traffic isn't usually the result of anything other than a negligent truck driver. Well, one thing prudent investigators know is to always consider other possibilities, even if they seem unlikely. Even if something common caused the wreck, there may have been unusual circumstances leading up to those mistakes.
Take for example a situation that came to me a while back in which a truck driver crashed after falling asleep at the wheel. From our findings, the driver had been behind the wheel for over 20 hours straight. Why would he do something so obviously reckless? Well, it turned out that his company expected drivers to routinely meet unreasonable deadlines. If they failed to do so, they risked losing their jobs. Naturally, this led to drivers taking risks to put food on their family's table, and people eventually got hurt.
What a less experienced attorney would have likely written off as just some reckless driver ended up being a whole company that needed to clean up its act. I find that when people come to me for help, the other thing they almost always want besides that help is to see some accountability. Were the proper steps ever taken here to make sure those involved were getting the full story?