Doris Helen Thomas Injured in 18-wheeler Accident in Falls County, TX
Falls County, TX -- May 5, 2022, Doris Helen Thomas was injured due to an accident where a car and multiple trucks collided.
Preliminary reports indicated that the crash took place at around 7:25 a.m. along Highway 6 near FM 1373.
In their reports, officials said that 68-year-old Doris Helen Thomas was in a Pontiac Torrent traveling northbound on Highway 6. While making a left turn to FM 1373, the car reportedly crossed into the path of a southbound semi-truck, resulting in a collision. Another semi-truck then hit Thomas's vehicle again.
Thomas was said to have incapacitating injuries due to the crash. Right now, additional details are unavailable.
Commentary on Doris Helen Thomas Truck Accident in Falls County
With a multi-vehicle crash like this, sorting through the details was no doubt incredibly complex. Taking steps to ensure authorities did so properly will no doubt be crucial for the victims and families involved.
Maybe this is as straight-forward as someone not paying attention cutting off a couple of semis. Or, maybe this could be as complex as a situation I looked into a while back where TxDOT removed and forgot to replace a stop sign. Or, this could even be a challenging, gray-area crash where both drivers may have made mistakes, such as another crash I looked into involving a woman running a red light before being hit by an 18-wheeler going 20 MPH over the speed limit. For all we know, this was all just the result of a manufacturing defect.
I know people will assume that sort of thing would make it into police reports, but the reality is independent investigations often bring to light details that authorities initially overlooked. That's why ensuring there are thorough investigations after a serious commercial truck wreck is such a vital step for victims and families. I don't see why this wreck would be an exception to that.