Two Injured in 18-wheeler Accident on I-30 in Caddo Mills, TX
Caddo Mills, TX -- May 11, 2022, two people sustained injuries as the result of an accident where an 18-wheeler crashed into a line of cars.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 5:30 p.m. along I-30 near mile marker 84.
Officials said that traffic along eastbound lanes of the interstate came to a stop. After doing so, a tractor-trailer reportedly made faulty evasive maneuvers, crashing into a Subaru Forester, a Chevy Silverado, and a GMC Sierra.
The driver of the Chevy reportedly had non-incapacitating injuries while a passenger in the GMC had possible injuries. Right now, additional details about the crash are unavailable.
Commentary on 18-wheeler Accident on I-30 in Caddo Mills
It's not entirely clear what happened here, but there aren't many reasons a truck driver hits traffic without doing something wrong. However, jumping to conclusions isn't going to get people the help they need. Not only do they need proof of the events surrounding the crash, there could even be complex situations authorities alone don't typically handle.
For example, a situation came to us a while back where it turned out a truck driver had a medical emergency, leading to a crash. As unavoidable at that seemed, our continued investigations revealed some concerning details.
That driver had a long history of medical issues which should have disqualified them from operating a commercial truck. If someone cannot do their job safely, then they shouldn't do it. A company that lets them either isn't responsible enough to check for those issues or is reckless enough that they simply didn't care about what they saw. Not only was that a serious risk to the public, it was even a risk to their own driver.
That's not the kind of thing a police report would typically look into, and that's why it's usually best victims and families have more dedicated, thorough professionals getting answers for them. Whether this was some typical case of someone being on their phone or some one-in-a-million mechanical defect the truck driver couldn't possible have foreseen, having the tools and experience to get clear answers is always a prudent step forward.