• June 08, 2022

Billie Dean Bogard Injured in Truck Accident on SPID in Corpus Christi, TX

Corpus Christi, TX — May 5, 2022, 71-year-old Billie Dean Bogard was injured in a crash with a commercial truck on South Padre Island Drive in Corpus Christi.

According to reports the incident happened around 10:00 a.m. on SPID near Old Brownsville Road. Preliminary investigation suggests a Mack truck with a trailer was traveling east on the roadway in the center lane. One lane to the right, Bogard was also eastbound in a BMW Z4 coupe.

Reports say the truck driver made an unsafe right turn from the center lane toward a private drive, blocking Bogard's lane. Bogard turned sharply right trying to avoid the truck but sideswiped it before both vehicles came to rest.

Bogard reportedly sustained minor injuries in the crash. The truck driver was unhurt.

No further information is available at this time.

Commentary on Billie Dean Bogard Accident on SPID in Corpus Christi

Folks don't always understand how crashes like the one described here can get complicated. While the cause of the crash may not be unusual, holding the at-fault truck driver and their company accountable often presents serious challenges.

For example, a man came to me a while back about an accident where a big rig rear-ended him. His supposedly-minor injuries got worse over several days and it turned out he actually ruptured a disk in his spine and needed surgery. When it came time to take responsibility for that, though, the insurance company started arguing against the legitimacy of the man's injuries.

Billie Dean Bogard Injured in Truck Accident on SPID in Corpus Christi, TX

They said the injury wasn't as serious as we suggested, they said the surgery wasn't necessary, they said all the tests needed to accurately diagnose the injury were excessive, etc. To overcome all that we made sure to have our partnered medical experts explain what the injury was, how it happened, and why it was so important to get proper treatment. Only after all that did the company begrudgingly cooperate and help the victim as he deserved.

These are the kinds of things that crash reports aren't likely to address. It's not just about what caused the crash; it's also about who's responsible and what comes next. Maybe nothing as drastic as that other case will happen after the Corpus Christi accident, but all the same I see no reason to take it lightly.

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