• May 27, 2022

Woman Injured in 18-wheeler Accident on I-10 in Crockett County, TX

Crockett County, TX -- January 30, 2022, a woman sustained injuries due to an accident where an 18-wheeler crashed into a pickup along I-10.

Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 11:35 a.m. along I-10 near mile marker 336.

Investigators said that a Toyota Tacoma pickup was traveling along eastbound lanes of I-10. The pickup was reportedly going under the speed limit at the time when an 18-wheeler was said to have failed to control speed, hitting the pickup. This caused the pickup to overturn off-road.

A 52-year-old woman in the pickup reportedly had non-incapacitating injuries due to the crash. Additional injuries were not reported. At this time, no further information is available.

Commentary on 18-wheeler Accident on I-10 in Crockett County

It stands out to me that the vehicle the victim was in was apparently going under the speed limit. Depending on just how far below the speed limit the vehicle was going, and also why it was doing so, that can create issues for someone looking to hold someone accountable for their injuries. For example, a car going 60 MPH when the speed limit is 80 MPH isn't very wise, but it's not undeniably dangerous, and an attentive driver would likely be able to avoid them. A driver going 5 MPH, however, is creating a deadly obstacle for other drivers.

Woman Injured in 18-wheeler Accident on I-10 in Crockett County, TX

On the other hand, if that person is going 5 MPH because there's traffic ahead also going 5 MPH, then a driver being the only one in a line of vehicles failing to slow down would again suggest they were doing something wrong. I can't say one way or the other how all of this happened, but it's important folks don't just assume the truck driver is responsible for this simply because they rear-ended the victim's pickup. Not only could this be a situation the driver had no control over, but this could be a situation where a truck driver doing something wrong could have ample opportunity to avoid responsibility if steps aren't taken to make absolutely certain the facts are clear.

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