Min Wang Injured in 18-wheeler Accident on I-10 in Pecos County, TX
UPDATE (May 25, 2022): Reports identified the victim injured in the crash as 35-year-old Min Wang. No further information about the crash is available.
Pecos County, TX -- May 2, 2022, one person sustained injuries due to an accident where an 18-wheeler crashed along Interstate 10.
Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 8:41 p.m. in the area of I-10 mile marker 229.
Investigators said that an 18-wheeler was traveling westbound along the interstate when it somehow lost control. The truck hit the barrier, then overturned.
Due to the crash, a 35-year-old man in the truck had incapacitating injuries. The 40-year-old Rosemead, California man driving the truck reportedly had no injuries.
No further details are currently available.
Commentary on Min Wang 18-wheeler Accident on I-10 in Pecos County
Something to consider in a situation like this is the typical restrictions workers' comp puts on truck wrecks. If both people in the truck were co-workers, then there may be little option beyond workers' comp alone. However, there can be exceptions.
One example is a passenger unaffiliated with the company, such as a friend, family member, or hitchhiker. Since they aren't working, they can pursue help through the courts as they would in a normal truck accident. Another possible exception is a co-worker who is off the clock and in a sleeper berth. Since they aren't technically working, the right evidence and legal maneuvering could show they aren't bound by the typical confines of workers' comp. Are steps being taken to get clear answers about what comes next for those hurt in the crash?