• June 10, 2022

Mission Man Injured in Loading Dock Truck Accident in Hidalgo, TX

Hidalgo, TX -- May 16, 2022, a Mission man was injured in an accident where a truck hit him at a loading dock off International Boulevard.

Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 4:37 p.m. along the 1700 block of International Boulevard.

According to officials, a 63-year-old man was on ground level outside a loading dock. While there, a truck driver backing to the loading dock reportedly did not see the man, hitting him.

Due to the collision, the Mission man reportedly had incapacitating injuries. Right now, additional details about the accident are unavailable.

Commentary on Loading Dock Accident on International Boulevard in Hidalgo

Folks tend to look at situations is relatively black-and-white. Either the truck driver wasn't paying attention, or the victim wasn't, right? That's often true, but things aren't always so simple.

Mission Man Injured in Loading Dock Accident in Hidalgo, TX

I had a case not long ago involving a loading dock accident. When we looked int things, some issues stood out that police never mentioned. One was a lack of lighting which made the approach to the dock incredibly dark at night. The other was the shape of the lot essentially being a large 'V' that forced truck drivers to gun it backwards dangerously fast toward the dock. This was basically a recipe for disaster, and it was no wonder someone got hurt.

With a situation like that, just blaming the truck driver or the worker wouldn't really solve anything. There were systemic issues that needed to be addressed or else more people would get hurt. Maybe nothing so complex happened here, but folks shouldn't be quick to jump to conclusions without there being more thorough accident reconstructions from professionals.

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