One Injured in Semi-Truck Accident on LBJ Freeway at Coit in Dallas, TX
-- May 1, 2022, one person sustained injuries following an accident where their vehicle crashed with a semi-truck on the LBJ Freeway.
Officials were called out to the area of I-635 and Coit at around 2:15 a.m. In their reports, they said that a 21-year-old woman was driving a Mercedes-Benz. Westbound along the freeway. Somehow, that vehicle crashed into the back of a semi-truck.
Due to the collision, the 26-year-old man riding in the car had incapacitating injuries. No other injuries were reported. Right now, additional details are unavailable.
Commentary on Semi-Truck Accident on LBJ Freeway at Coit in Dallas
With a situation like this, it's easy to jump to conclusions since the driver of the victim's car rear-ended a semi. That's usually a sign the driver did something wrong. But things aren't always so simple. These reports don't really say the collision occurred or what other factors may have contributed. That's why it's important to have independent investigators get the full story.
For example, I handled a situation not long ago involving a rear-end collision. It turned out the truck involved was broken down in the middle of the highway without any kind of markings. More over, the mechanical issues were the result of poor maintenance on the company's part, meaning it was completely avoidable. That's far from some black-and-white case of reckless driving. Maybe nothing like that happened here, but getting people the help they need means ensuring they have the full story.