Arturo Villanueva Vasquez Injured in Truck Accident in Laredo, TX
Laredo, TX -- May 9, 2022, Arturo Villanueva Vasquez was injured after an accident where a semi-truck crashed into his vehicle.
Preliminary reports indicated that the crash took place at around 8:30 p.m. along FM 1472 at Verde Boulevard.
According to officials, 31-year-old Arturo Villanueva Vasquez was in a Chevy Silverado traveling eastbound along Verde. At FM 1472, police say that a northbound truck went through a red light and crashed into Vasquez's vehicle.
Vasquez reportedly had non-incapacitating injuries as a result of the crash. No other injuries were reported. Additional details are unavailable at this time.
Commentary on Arturo Villanueva Vasquez Truck Accident in Laredo
For a truck to go through a red light, something has to go very wrong. While it could be something highly unusual, such as a mechanical defect or a medical emergency, the more likely explanation is that the truck driver was doing something irresponsible. But simply holding that driver accountable without actual evidence to show what really happened isn't going to get victims and families the help they deserve.
For example, I handled a situation a while back in which a truck driver recklessly caused a serious crash. As we dug into things, something stood out that police missed. The truck driver involved was incredibly inexperienced. As we dug into the company records, we found that they essentially hired someone with almost no commercial trucking experience, rushed him through the training process, and got him on the road as soon as possible. They didn't care if their new hire could do the job safely. They just wanted a warm body getting their product moving.
Any halfway decent trucker could attest to just how reckless that is. What seemed like some negligent trucker turned out to be a whole company willing to put lives at risk to satisfy their own selfish goals. Holding a company accountable for something like that requires a lot more than just a simple police report saying their driver made a mistake.
So while I certainly can't say what did or didn't happen here, there is plenty of reason to ensure authorities look into what happened here and get some clear answers for those involved so they can get the help they need and see some consequences for the actions that brought them harm in the first place.