• June 10, 2022

Gilberto Segovia Acevedo, 1 Injured in Truck Accident in Brazoria County, TX

Brazoria County, TX -- May 24, 2022, Gilberto Segovia Acevedo and another man were injured after an accident involving a semi-truck.

Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 8:30 a.m. near FM 521 and CR-506.

Initial reports said that 43-year-old Gilberto Segovia Acevedo was driving westbound in a Nissan Titan. From oncoming lanes, a truck reportedly rear-ended another tractor-trailer that slowed for a vehicle ahead making a turn. This caused the truck to go into westbound lanes where it hit Acevedo's vehicle.

Due to the collision, Acevedo and a passenger had incapacitating injuries. No other injuries were reported. Police say there was video evidence from the crash, but additional details are unavailable.

Commentary on Gilberto Segovia Acevedo Truck Accident in Brazoria County

As straight-forward as all this may seem, it's important that victims and families always have the tools and experience on their side to actually prove what happened. Otherwise, there may be too much room for the companies involved to muddy the waters, and that can create serious issues for the victims and their families.

For example, I handled a crash a while back where a truck driver crashed while clearly on his phone. That company, however, denied that the driver even owned a phone. That certainly didn't sound right, but it was our burden to prove otherwise. Fortunately, 30 years and hundreds of commercial vehicle wrecks gives one the tools needed to deal with those tactics.

Gilberto Segovia Acevedo, 1 Injured in Truck Accident in Brazoria County, TX

What ended up working in that case was a lengthy deposition that had the truck driver tripping over his own stories. Inevitably, my team got him to admit that he did indeed own a cell phone (to no one's surprise), and we used that to get a court order for the records. After finding that the driver had been watching pornography at the time of the wreck, it wasn't long until the trucking company decided to cooperate.

I'm not saying that happened here, but are similar steps being taken here to ensure the victims and families involved have all the facts? Police say there was video evidence, but did they preserve the video or simply view it on the scene? Did they pull cell phone records from the truck that hit the victims? Do they have that driver's history of driving and training? Is that driver associated with a company responsible for an abnormal amount of wrecks? Was there actually something unusual one of the other drivers did to contribute to the crash, such as faulty brake lights?

If authorities aren't asking all these questions, then they likely aren't getting the full story. That's one of the reasons more thorough independent investigations are usually necessary, and the same could prove true here, as well.

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