Jorden Edwards Injured in Truck Accident on TX-327 in Hardin County
Hardin County, TX — May 6, 2022, 21-year-old Jorden Edwards was injured in a crash with a commercial truck on State Highway 327 in Hardin County.
According to reports the incident happened around 10:15 a.m. on TX-327 near Dehart Lane. Preliminary investigation suggests a Kenworth tractor-trailer was traveling west on the highway behind Edwards in a Buick LeSabre.
Edwards reportedly slowed to make a right turn into a private drive and the truck driver failed to control the big rig's speed. He swerved right onto the shoulder in an effort to avoid the crash but collided with the turning Buick.
Edwards received minor injuries in the crash. The truck driver was unhurt.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Jorden Edwards Accident on TX-327 in Hardin County
While it's obviously serious to read a big rig hit the victim's car, at least there's some silver lining here in that the only reported injuries were minor. Obviously I hope that's accurate, but I can't help but have doubts. I've seen hundreds of commercial truck accidents over the years, including many where the damage was basically written off by police or news sources. In a few of those cases it was later found that injuries believed to be "minor" were actually anything but.
Not long ago I worked on a case where a big rig rear-ended our client and he thought he only got a sore back out of it, only to find out within a couple of weeks that he had spinal trauma--a ruptured disk that caused him enormous pain.
The injury's true nature took a short while to show, but at first he and everyone else thought it was no big deal. He ended up needing major surgery and lengthy rehab for it, though, all while the at-fault trucking company and insurers argued against giving him the help he needed. When all was said and done very little about his experience was "minor."
I'm not saying the Hardin County wreck is the same. I only mean that in case things aren't quite what they seem at first it's important to take a truck accident seriously from the start. That means investigating it carefully and finding clear evidence of what really occurred, all to be sure that the right parties are held accountable if needed. "Better safe than sorry," as they say, and these crashes are no exception.