Woman Injured in 18-wheeler Accident on MacArthur Boulevard in Irving, TX
Irving, TX -- April 22, 2022, one person was injured due to an accident where a tractor-trailer crashed into a woman's vehicle on MacArthur.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 6:00 p.m. along MacArthur Boulevard in the area of Hunter Ferrell Road.
Preliminary reports said that a 32-year-old woman was in Nissan Altima broken down along MacArthur. While there, an approaching 18-wheeler somehow failed to slow down or go around the car, crashing into it.
The Nissan driver had incapacitating injuries due to the crash.
Commentary on 18-wheeler Accident on MacArthur Boulevard in Irving
With a situation like this, where an 18-wheeler crashes into a car during daylight hours on a relatively flat, open roadway, it's usually a sign that the driver was on their phone. While it is important to consider unusual circumstances the driver couldn't avoid, it's also important not to jump to conclusions even if a driver technically did something wrong. Thorough investigations are always the more prudent path to getting people the help they deserve.
For example, I handled a situation not long ago where a truck driver texting and driving caused a serious crash. While a less experienced attorney would have considered that open-and-shut, we kept digging. What came to light was that the driver was required to respond to his supervisor all throughout the day, and if he took too long, he'd get in trouble. Other drivers at this company were forced to meet the same ludicrous expectations, putting their lives and the lives of those around them in serious danger.
So what initially seemed like some run-of-the-mill reckless driver turned out to be workers forced to operate under dangerous conditions. Would any old slap on the wrist really be enough, or would there need to be consequences significant enough to get that company to clean up their act? The answer should be pretty clear there, which is why thorough investigations are so important after truck wrecks like this.