• April 29, 2022

One Injured in Semi-Truck Accident on State Road 68 in Taos County, NM

Taos County, NM -- April 27, 2022, one person sustained injuries after an accident where a semi-truck and an SUV collided along State Road 68.

Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 11:30 a.m. Right now, the exact circumstances surrounding the crash are unavailable. Officials said only that an SUV and a semi-truck somehow collided, seriously injuring the driver of the SUV. No other injuries were reported. At this time, additional details have yet to be confirmed.

Commentary on Truck Accident on State Road 68 in Taos County

It's not entirely unusual for there to be so few details after a complex commercial truck wreck, but the key is making sure the details are being handled by experienced professionals. Quite frankly, I've assisted hundreds of families looking for help after authorities either didn't get them the full story or outright made mistakes.

Taos County, NM Semi-Truck Accident State Road 68

Not long ago, for example, folks came to me about a deadly truck wreck after months without any update from authorities. In our investigations, we found out the investigating officer actually allowed a trucking company representative to take the truck's ECM from the scene. The ECM is a vital piece of evidence which can show things like speeds and even braking leading up to the crash. Letting the trucking company have that without having it independently analyzed would be like asking a burglary suspect to dust for fingerprints. Even if they're innocent, there's no way to know that once the evidence has been tainted.

As thorough and competent as some departments are, mistakes like that are all too common without the right professionals handling things. That's why getting people the help and the answers they deserve often means ensuring independent accident reconstructionists look into things as soon as possible. Are those steps being taken here?

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