Magnolia Man Injured in Truck Accident on US 59 in Stafford, TX
Stafford, TX -- April 11, 2022, a Magnolia man was injured due to an accident where a truck crashed on US 59, then left the scene.
Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 3:30 p.m. in the area of US Highway 59 and Nation Drive.
Investigators said that an 86-year-old Magnolia Man was in a Toyota Corolla traveling northbound along the freeway. That vehicle somehow collided with a pickup which left the scene afterward. The cause of the crash is not clear at this time. Following this, a tractor-trailer hit the Corolla.
The Magnolia man reportedly had incapacitating injuries due to the crash. Police did not give any additional details about the crash.
Commentary on Magnolia Man Truck Accident on Us 59 in Stafford
While it's unclear what exactly caused the initial crash, people don't generally flee the scene when they've done nothing wrong. Finding that driver should obviously be a top priority. Besides that, however, every factor surrounding the accident needs close attention from professionals. The secondary collision with the 18-wheeler was no doubt serious, in which case it would be important to find out if it was avoidable.
Obviously, if a car involved in a wreck swerves into the path of even the most attentive truck drivers, they may not be able to reasonably avoid them. But if evidence shows the victim's vehicle was clearly visible and far enough away to avoid, it could be that the truck driver was doing something that prevented them from avoiding the collision. In that case, not only would there need to be continued efforts to locate the runaway driver, there would likely need to be investigations into the truck driver's actions. I can't say one way or another if any of that applies here, but it's one of the reasons I always advocate for thorough independent investigations after serious wrecks like this one.