William Hill Injured in Truck Accident on FM 521 in Rosharon, TX
Rosharon, TX — May 16, 2022, 60-year-old William Hill was injured in a crash between pickup trucks on Farm to Market Road 521 in Brazoria County.
Authorities say the incident happened around 12:10 p.m. on FM 521 near 1st Avenue. Preliminary investigation suggests a Chevrolet Silverado 2500 pickup towing a trailer was headed south in the outside lane of FM 521 as Hill drove a Dodge Dakota south in the inside lane nearby.
According to reports the Chevy driver started to make a U-turn ahead of the Dodge and Hill crashed into the pickup and its trailer. The Chevy then jackknifed in the roadway.
Hill suffered serious injuries in the crash. Neither of the Chevy's occupants were hurt.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on William Hill Accident on FM 521 in Rosharon
Obviously it's already troubling that one driver reportedly tried to make a U-turn in front of another from the outside lane. However, another disturbing detail in reports is that the turning pickup was a commercial vehicle. If that's accurate then I can't help but wonder why a professional driver decided to do something so risky.
When a company's employee messes up and someone gets hurt, the legal concept of respondeat superior or "let the master answer" means that their employer may also be considered responsible for the damage done. Naturally most companies don't want to admit fault for their people's screwups, so getting them to do so typically requires plenty of clear evidence.
Police don't always go to the necessary lengths to provide victims with the kind of proof they need; that's not really their job description. To make sure someone investigates on their behalf victims often need to enlist independent experts who have the time, tools, and training to get the job done right. Armed with the evidence those experts find many people have successfully held negligent truck drivers and the companies behind them accountable for crashes and the resultant injuries.