• June 03, 2022

Obed Sanchez Injured in Truck Accident on Texas Ave in Bridge City, TX

Bridge City, TX — May 4, 2022, 33-year-old Obed Cordova Sanchez was injured in a crash with a commercial truck on Texas Avenue in Bridge City.

According to reports the incident happened around 4:45 p.m. on Texas Ave at Pintail Lane. Preliminary investigation suggests a Western Star truck was headed east on Pintail when the driver attempted to cross through Texas Avenue (State Highway 73). Reports suggest the truck driver failed to yield to Sanchez's northbound Ford F-150 pickup on the highway and the two collided in the roadway.

Sanchez reportedly received minor injuries in the collision. The truck driver was unhurt.

No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Obed Sanchez Accident on Texas Ave in Bridge City

The reports about this accident seem pretty straightforward, with the truck driver evidently failing to yield. However, I notice in those same reports that the trucker told police the victim changed lanes at the last second and caused the crash himself. Evidence at the scene and a witness statement suggested otherwise, but it's not uncommon to see "creative" interpretations of events after a crash with a commercial truck. If the driver hadn't tried to hot-potato the blame elsewhere, his employers almost certainly will.

Obed Sanchez Injured in Truck Accident on Texas Ave in Bridge City, TX

Of course all that talk of blame and liability may be mostly academic in this case. The victim may not have much interest in pursuing a claim against the trucking firm if he escaped mostly unharmed. I certainly hope that's true, of course, but I also know from long experience in my field that preliminary reports don't always have things straight when they call injuries "minor."

I hope that's not an issue after the Bridge City accident and there's no particular reason to think it will be. However, the possibility that things aren't quite what they seem is one of the reasons I always tell folks they need to take every truck wreck seriously--even if its impact seems minimal. At worst the victim is overprepared and no action is necessary, which is always better than the opposite.

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