Franklin, WI Man, 1 Injured in Truck Accident on I-10 in Crockett County, TX
Crockett County, TX -- May 8, 2022, a Franklin, Wisconsin man and another person were injured after a commercial truck accident.
Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 12:20 a.m. along I-10 near mile marker 348.
Officials said that a 26-year-old Franklin, Wisconsin man was in an International truck traveling eastbound on the interstate. That truck was reportedly going below the speed limit when a tractor-trailer, going at unspecified speeds, crashed into the back of the truck. This sent the slowed truck off-road where it overturned.
The Franklin man and a 34-year-old man in the same truck had reportedly non-incapacitating injuries. Reports listed no other injuries. Right now, no additional details are available.
Commentary on Franklin, WI Man Truck Accident on I-10 in Crockett County
While some folks may write this off as a simple rear-end collision, certain details could suggest this is a bit more complex than an ordinary crash.
The first truck was apparently going below the speed limit. How slow was the truck going? Was it going 60 MPH or, let's say, 20 MPH? At a certain point, one can be going too slow, creating an unnecessary hazard for others.
Additionally, how well lit was the slower truck? Regardless of speed, if the tractor-trailer driver could have seen and avoided the slower truck, why didn't they? Could it be like a case I handled a while back where the truck driver was too busy watching shows on a tablet to look up and see the clearly visible hazard lights ahead?
If police have yet to clear any of that up, it unfortunately wouldn't be surprising. Folks can't just buy into the old misconception that the person who rear-ended them is automatically at fault. It takes thorough investigations to break down exactly what happened and why. That way, victims and families can tell their side of the story and ensure they can get as much help as the law gives them the right to pursue.