Las Cruces, NM Woman Injured in Semi-Truck Accident on FM 307 in Midland County, TX
Midland County, TX -- March 18, 2022, a Las Cruces woman was injured due to an accident where a semi-truck crashed into her vehicle on FM 307.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 7:36 a.m. along FM 307 at County Road 1090.
Authorities said that a 23-year-old Las Cruces, New Mexico woman was in a car traveling westbound on FM 307. At CR 1090, police say a southbound truck failed to yield at a stop sign and crashed with the woman's vehicle.
Due to the crash, the Las Cruces woman was said to have non-incapacitating injuries. No one else was injured. Police gave no further details about the crash.
Commentary on Las Cruces Woman Semi-Truck Accident on FM 307 in Midland County
Yielding at a stop sign is just about the most basic thing we can expect from a truck driver. So what exactly happened here? Perhaps it was just a lapse in judgment. Perhaps it was some one-in-a-million factor the truck driver had no control over. It's also possible, however, that a series of negligent decisions ultimately led to the crash. Is that something authorities are looking into?
Here's an example of what I mean by that. Not long ago, I handled a case where a truck driver was texting and driving. Pretty open-and-shut, right? Well, our continued investigations ultimately showed that the driver had been texting his supervisor. This supervisor would constantly call and text drivers all throughout the day, and if they didn't respond right away, they risked upsetting their boss and possibly losing their job.
Simply put, it was inevitable that someone would get hurt. That company was either too inept to realize that, or they just didn't give a damn. It's hard to say which is worse. Ensuring companies like that are held fully accountable helps both victims and families and their communities. That's why crashes like this can't be taken lightly just because the facts seem clear. Are steps being taken here to get all the facts?