• April 26, 2022

Hedwig Man Injured in Dual Truck Accident on US 57 in Maverick County, TX

Maverick County, TX -- March 17, 2022, a Hedwig man was injured after an accident where two commercial trucks crashed along US Highway 57.

Authorities responded to the area of US 57 and FM 481 at around 8:51 a.m. In their reports, officials said that a 39-year-old man was in a Peterbilt semi-truck traveling southbound along the highway. The truck swerved to avoid an 18-wheeler that had reportedly slowed to turn left off the roadway, but the truck hit the trailer, then went off-road and overturned.

Due to the crash, the Peterbilt sustained incapacitating injuries. No other injuries were reported. Additional factors surrounding the crash are unclear at this time.

Commentary on Hedwig Man Dual Truck Accident on US 57 in Maverick County

Hedwig Man Dual Truck Accident US 57 fm 481 Maverick County, TX

As straight-forward as this all may seem, it's important investigators always have the experience to consider other possibilities, even if they seem unlikely. Someone hitting the back of a tractor-trailer slowing to make a turn is usually a sign of something like distracted driving. However, there could be extenuating circumstances, such as obstructions to visibility, mechanical issues, a lack of lighting, not using blinkers or having broken taillights, poorly designed or maintained roads, improper training or negligent working conditions, etc. At the end of the day, getting the facts and letting the facts speak for themselves should be the priority.

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