Man Injured in Truck Accident on FM 1472 in Laredo, TX
Laredo, TX -- April 25, 2022, one person was injured due to an accident where a semi-truck and two other vehicles crashed on FM 1472.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 6:06 p.m. along FM 1472 Mines Road near Logistic Drive.
Preliminary reports said that a 35-year-old man was in a Ford pickup traveling southbound on FM 1472 Mines Road. A nearby semi-truck "could have possibly gone" into the pickup's lane, resulting in a collision. Those vehicles then crash with a tractor-trailer.
Due to the crash, the pickup driver reportedly had non-incapacitating injuries. Police did not give additional details.
Commentary on Truck Accident on FM 1472 Mines Road in Laredo
When the only thing reports say is that a truck maybe, could have, possibly, hypothetically, perhaps went into someone's lane and caused a crash, that usually means they did. Still, this lack of clarity can only serve to make things more challenging for victims and families, which is why it's always important to be sure they're getting the full story. That can even lead to more serious issues needing to be addressed.
For example, I handled a situation not long ago where it seemed pretty darn obvious that a truck driver was reckless and caused a crash. As we dug into things, though, it turned out that the driver barely had any training whatsoever. His company just hired someone that walked through the door, rushed them through vital safety lessons, and put them on the road as soon as possible. Any decent truck driver can attest to how dangerous that is. It was just a matter of time before someone got hurt.
So what seemed like some ordinary open-and-shut case turned out to be a situation involving a reckless company that needed to clean up its act before more people got hurt. Maybe nothing so extreme happened here, but it's one of the many reasons I advocate for independent investigations in these situations.