Donald Lynn Taylor Injured in 18-wheeler Accident in Potter County, TX
Potter County, TX -- May 1, 2022, Donald Lynn Taylor was injured due to an accident where a semi-truck overturned along the interstate.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 7:18 p.m. along I-40 near mile marker 60.
According to officials, 61-year-old Donald Lynn Taylor was in a Freightliner traveling eastbound along the interstate. It appears that during stormy weather, the truck may have been blown over, causing the truck to overturn along the median.
Taylor reportedly sustained incapacitating injuries due to the crash. Additional details are unavailable at this time.
Commentary on Donald Lynn Taylor 18-wheeler Accident in Potter County
There's certainly no way to hold Mother Nature accountable for a crash like this, but it brings up an unusual area of truck wrecks folks don't generally consider. It's not just about what caused a wreck. It's also about what caused the injuries.
With 18-wheeler rollovers, this can become incredibly complex, since a lot of manufacturers simply don't care about the safety of the driver. Their only goal is to make a truck that can haul lots of cargo. As a result, the cabs end up being little more than tissue boxes for the drivers. Despite the technology existing to protect truck drivers in a rollover, some vehicles still aren't nearly as safe as they should be. That's why, even with something as unavoidable as strong winds, it's always worth investigating a crash as thoroughly as possible to explore the avenues through which victims can get the help they deserve.