Jeffery Achan Injured in Truck Accident in Beaumont, TX
Beaumont, TX -- May 10, 2022, Jeffery Achan was injured due to an accident where a semi-trailer and a car collided.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 5:00 p.m. along I-10 in the area of 11th Street.
According to officials, 60-year-old Jeffery Achan was in a Toyota Camry traveling westbound along the interstate. While doing so, police say a tractor-trailer made an unsafe lane change, crashing into Achan's vehicle.
Achan was said to have non-incapacitating injuries due to the crash. No other injuries were reported. The reports show claims that Achan may not have had an operator's license, but this and other details can't be confirmed.
Commentary on Jeffery Achan Truck Accident in Beaumont
As straight-forward as the explanations may be here, the simple mention of the victim possibly not having their license can present significant challenges. I certainly can't say if that's true or not, but the presence of that claim alone can stand between victims and the help they need. Most of the time, a detail like that is too tempting a target for a trucking company or insurance company to pass up.
The key, then, is to have as much evidence as possible to show how the collision occurred. A defense team can hypothetically convince someone that a driver not having their license is dangerous, and therefore they should bear responsibility for the crash. But if there is clear evidence showing that even a licensed, responsible driver would have been hit by the truck, that can convincingly show that the driver's license or lack thereof has nothing to do with the wreck, and it was rather the mistakes leading to the collision that caused the injuries.
Like I said, it isn't my place to say what did or didn't happen here. Instead, my hope is that understanding how serious a seemingly minor detail can become arms folks with the tools needed to take the right steps going forward. Having the right evidence and allies helps to ensure victims and families can tell their side of the story with as little muddying of the waters as possible.