Two Injured in 18-wheeler Accident on US 287 in Hardeman County, TX
Hardeman County, TX -- April 7, 2021, two people were injured as the result of an accident where an SUV and an 18-wheeler collided along US 287.
Initial reports indicated that the crash took place at around 12:45 p.m. along US 287 near mile marker 276.
Authorities reported that a Chevy Trailblazer was traveling southbound along the interstate. The Chevy somehow went out of its lane and collided with an 18-wheeler, causing the Chevy to overturn.
Due to the crash, a passenger in the Chevy had incapacitating injuries while the driver had non-incapacitating injuries. Right now, additional details are unavailable.
Commentary on 18-wheeler Accident on US 287 in Hardeman County
Folks tend to overlook crashes like this since reports suggest that the victims' vehicle is the one responsible for the crash. In reality, these crash reports don't always tell the full story. It's important to ensure the investigations were thorough and used clear evidence to tell they story.
For example, I had a situation not long ago where police said a car crossed the center line and hit an 18-wheeler head-on. After more thorough investigations, though, it became clear that police completely got the facts wrong. It was actually the 18-wheeler that caused the fatal wreck.
I'm not saying that happened here, of course, but if authorities can make a mistake that big, imagine what else they can overlook. Mechanical defects, road hazards, tire issues, other drivers that left the scene--even if something seems unlikely, getting people the help they need should always be a priority. Even this long after an accident, steps can be taken to ensure the authorities didn't miss something important.