Stephanie Harris Taylor-Mack Injured in Truck Accident in Converse, TX
Converse, TX -- May 9, 2022, Stephanie Harris Taylor-Mack was injured as the result of an accident where a semi-truck rear-ended her vehicle.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 6:00 p.m. along FM 1516 at Binz-Engleman Road.
Authorities said that 52-year-old Stephanie Harris Taylor-Mack was in a BMW traveling southbound on FM 1516. At Binz-Engleman, reports said that a semi-truck rear-ended Taylor-Mack's vehicle "three times." The truck then left the scene before someone later flagged him down.
Taylor-Mack was said to have non-incapacitating injuries due to the crash. The truck driver said that he did not realize there was a collision until he was flagged down and could not see the victim's vehicle due to the side of the truck. This and other details have yet to be clarified.
Commentary on Stephanie Harris Taylor-Mack Truck Accident in Converse
I'm going to be a little bit blunt here, but I want to be clear I don't know anything more about this crash than what's in the initial reports. That would require far more thorough independent investigations. But when I see a truck driver apparently hit someone three times, then claim not to realize the collision happened, I am incredibly skeptical.
This was not someone on a bike or a moped or an ATV. This was full-sized sedan. A commercial truck can certainly be massive, but not realizing they pushed a whole car into an intersection just doesn't pass the smell test.
Even if that did happen, how the truck driver somehow managed not to see the vehicle ahead is also baffling. I understand that a car directly in front of a truck might not be visible in a large truck. But what about approaching that intersection? Was the car not in front of the 18-wheeler prior to reaching the crossing? Did the driver not see them enter their path? Did they look away from the road, then assume the driver already cleared the intersection? I think about the hundreds of commercial vehicle wrecks I've handled over the years, and I simply can't recall a single time something like this happened where the explanation was anything other than the truck driver either not paying attention or making up a story to avoid responsibility.
Like I said, I can't say what did or didn't happen here. The evidence could very well have a reasonable explanation for all of this. Either way, though, making sure professionals handle the details to clear all this up would no doubt be a positive step toward getting some clear answers and some much needed help for those involved.