Hunter Earl Hoover Injured in Tractor-Trailer Accident in San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX -- April 25, 2022, Hunter Earl Hoover was injured after an accident where an 18-wheeler crashed into Hoover's vehicle.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 10:41 a.m. along Highway 16 at the intersection of Watson Road.
According to officials, 22-year-old Hunter Earl Hoover was in a Chevy Equinox traveling westbound along Watson. At the highway, a southbound 18-wheeler "tried" but failed to slow down, crashing into Hoover's vehicle in the crossing.
Hoover was said to have non-incapacitating injuries due to the crash. Police believe inattention was a factor in the crash. No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Hunter Earl Hoover Tractor-Trailer Accident in San Antonio
Obviously this driver's attempt to slow down was unsuccessful, and it's easy to assume that was all due to something like speeding or distracted driving. Those are certainly common factors, but it's important investigators also look into less common possible factors. Something like sudden mechanical issues, for example, are pretty rare, but they do happen. Some seemingly unpredictable factors can turn out to be avoidable once there are more thorough investigations.
Case in point, a family came to us a while back with a crash in which a truck driver had a sudden medical emergency. As unavoidable as that seemed, though, further investigations showed the driver had a long history of medical problems. The history was such that putting him behind the wheel of a commercial truck was outright dangerous. Still, that driver's employer continued to let him drive, putting him and others in serious danger.
Those are the kinds of things that authorities frankly don't look into all that often. That's why it's so important that crashes like this get attention from experienced independent investigator so folks at least know they're getting the full story.