Deborah Ann Milczewski, 1 Injured in Truck Accident in Plano, TX
Plano, TX -- March 14, 2022, Deborah Ann Milczewski and another person were injured due to an accident where a truck crashed into Milczewski's vehicle.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 1:18 p.m. along US Highway 75 near Plano Parkway.
Authorities said that 61-year-old Deborah Ann Milczewski was in a Jeep Cherokee traveling northbound along the highway. The vehicle slowed due to traffic, reportedly stemming from a shredded tire in the road. While slowing, a semi-truck crashed into the back of the Jeep.
Due to the crash, Milczewski reportedly had non-incapacitating injuries. Another passenger in the Jeep had possible injuries, as well. Right now, the exact factors leading to the crash are unclear.
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As open-and-shut as reports like this may seem, it's always important to anticipate potential challenges standing between victims and the help they deserve. For instance, a challenge any experienced truck wreck attorney will anticipate is blame-shifting. Put simply, insurance companies will point their finger at anything possible to try to avoid responsibility. Even the seemingly minor detail of the tire in the road can muddy the waters.
A potential defense, for example, could be that had that tire not been there, the crash never would have happened. It would then be important to show either that the tire really was the cause of the crash or to otherwise show that a whole line of vehicles managed not to crash when they slowed down to avoid that tire, yet the truck driver somehow failed to do so. Getting things like cell phone records, video evidence, ECM data, tire markings, and other pieces of evidence can help to show why exactly the crash was not avoided. In turn, that evidence can be a vital step to getting folks the help they deserve. It remains to be seen, then, if any such steps were taken here.