• May 05, 2022

Kelly McClure Injured in Truck Accident on S. Central Expressway in McKinney, TX

McKinney, TX -- April 5, 2022, 59-year-old Kelly McClure was injured in a crash with a tractor-trailer on South Central Expressway in McKinney.

Authorities say the incident happened around 10:10 a.m. on Central at Country Club Drive. Preliminary investigation suggests a Kenworth semi-truck was towing a trailer south in the outside lane of the expressway, followed at some distance by McClure's Honda Ridgeline pickup. Reports indicate as the big rig approached the Country Club intersection the driver changed to the middle lane, then started making a wide right turn onto the side road. The truck passed through the outside lane while turning and the Ridgeline crashed into it.

McClure reportedly received minor injuries in the collision. The truck driver was unhurt.

No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Kelly McClure Accident on Central Expy in McKinney

It's at least a relief to see that the injuries after this crash are said to be minor. Not everyone involved in a collision with a big rig can say the same. However, before anyone celebrates their good fortune too much I offer a word of caution: It's still important to take wrecks like this seriously. I have seen more than a few instances where injuries thought at first to be "minor" turned out to be anything but.

Kelly McClure Injured in Truck Accident on S. Central Expressway in McKinney, TX

I handled an accident not too long ago, for example, where a driver reportedly had a sore back after a crash with an 18-wheeler. The hospital sent him home with instructions for bed rest and ibuprofen, but days later the pain was almost paralyzing. Further tests revealed that "minor" injury was actually a ruptured disk in his spine; it required surgery and extensive rehabilitation, all while the trucking company and its insurer tried their hardest not to admit fault or help with his recovery. We got him the help he needed and deserved, but altogether his experience proved far from "minor."

I'm not saying anything like that happened or will happen with respect to the McKinney crash. I certainly hope no one has to go through what our client did. That said, getting him the help he needed happened in part due to being thorough and taking the crash seriously even when things didn't seem so bad at first. As they say, "better safe than sorry." A commercial vehicle wreck is certainly no exception.

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