• June 09, 2022

Two Injured in Truck Accident on Highway 159 in Waller County, TX

Waller County, TX -- May 12, 2022, two people were injured after an accident where a commercial truck crashed along Highway 159.

Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 2:35 p.m. along Highway 159 at FM 3346.

In their reports, authorities said that a Pattison man was driving a Ford Econoline southbound along the highway. From oncoming lanes, a tractor-trailer reportedly veered across the center line and hit the van, causing it to overturn along the side of the road.

Due to the crash, the Pattison man and another man riding in the Ford had incapacitating injuries. Police did not say what exactly caused the wreck.

Commentary on Semi-Trailer Accident on Highway 159 in Waller County

A truck drifting over the center line is almost always a sign they were distracted or fatigued. Maybe this is actually an unusual situation the truck driver had no control over, but a thorough investigation would be warranted either way. Even if something obvious led to the crash, there could be more complex reasons for it happening.

Waller County, TX Truck Accident Injures 2 on Highway 159

For example, I handled a situation not long ago involving a truck driver texting and driving. As open-and-shut as that seemed, our continued investigations showed there was more to the story. The truck driver was responding to a supervisor that would routinely text and call drivers throughout the day. If they didn't respond immediately, they'd get in trouble.

Essentially, the drivers at this business had to choose between driving safely and putting food on their family's table. It was inevitable someone would get hurt, which is why it required more effort than just holding a single driver accountable for an isolated mistake. After all, a company like that left to their own devices would certainly continue putting the public in danger.

Maybe nothing like that happened here, but getting people the help they need and holding folks accountable for their actions are goals that go hand in hand. Both require extensive evidence, and that evidence isn't likely to come from police reports alone.

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