Belton Woman Injured in Truck Accident on General Bruce in Temple, TX
Temple, TX -- April 29, 2022, a Belton woman was injured due to an accident where a truck crashed into a vehicle along General Bruce Drive.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 1:18 p.m. along General Bruce Drive at H. K. Dodgen Loop.
According to officials, a 57-year-old Belton woman was in a vehicle stopped at the yield sign from General Bruce to H. K. Dodgen. While waiting, a truck going around the curve crashed into the woman's vehicle. As a result, reports said the woman had non-incapacitating injuries.
Police believe inattention was a factor in the crash. They did not give additional details.
Commentary on Belton Woman Truck Accident on General Bruce in Temple
This all may seem pretty open-and-shut, and maybe it will be once all the details are clear. But just because the cause of a crash seems obvious doesn't mean there's no reason for more thorough investigations. I learned long ago handling hundreds of commercial vehicle wrecks that there is often more to the story that victims and families need to bring to light.
For example, I handled a situation not long ago involving a truck driver that was texting and driving. Slam dunk case, right? Well, we kept digging just to be safe, and something very concerning came to light. Apparently, the driver was responding to his supervisor at the time. That supervisor would constantly text and call drivers throughout the day, expecting them to respond immediately. If they failed to, they'd get in trouble. Naturally this led to drivers taking risks just to appease their unreasonable boss. It was only a matter of time before those ludicrous business practices got someone hurt.
Did that excuse that driver for being on his phone and causing a wreck? Of course not, but it brought to light a situation that warranted more thorough consequences. After all, if steps can be taken to correct negligent behavior before more people get hurt, shouldn't those steps be taken? Most every person and family I've assisted in similar situations want to hold people accountable just as much as they want the help they deserve. That's why taking steps to investigate accidents like this more thoroughly is almost always the more prudent path forward.