• June 17, 2022

Rosenberg Man, Katy Man Injured in Truck Accident on FM 1489 in Waller County, TX

Waller County, TX -- April 29, 2022, two people were injured due to an accident where two commercial trucks crashed along FM 1489.

Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 7:40 a.m. along FM 1489 off House Road.

Authorities said that a 46-year-old Rosenberg man was in a commercial truck traveling southbound along FM 1489. An oncoming 18-wheeler reportedly driven by a 60-year-old Katy man was going at unsafe speeds, authorities say. That truck crossed the center line, causing the two trucks to collide.

Both the Rosenberg driver and the Katy driver were said to have incapacitating injuries. Right now, additional details about the crash are unavailable.

Commentary on Dual Truck Accident on FM 1489 in Waller County

With a situation like this, it's easy for folks to jump to conclusions. But if there's anyone that can appreciate the complexities of the trucking industry, it's professional truckers. That's why a lot of my clients have been truckers hurt by other negligent truck drivers (despite the "anti-trucker" reputation lawyers tend to have). For that reason, it's important to understand some of the challenges inherent to the industry which folks don't consider. Anticipating those potential challenges can make a world of difference in getting people the help they need.

Rosenberg Man, Katy Man Injured in Truck Accident on FM 1489 in Waller County, TX

For example, one thing I rarely see authorities look into is training. I had this case a while back, for example, where a reckless truck driver made a mistake so dumb that I wasn't sure how anyone with an ounce of experience could have made such a mistake. Well, as we kept digging, it turned out the driver had barely any experience at all.

That driver was hired by one of those companies whose only priority was wheels on the road. They hired the first person through the door, didn't bother checking their qualifications, and rushed them through safety training so they could get product moving as soon as possible. That company was either so inept they didn't realize they created a ticking time bomb, or they simply didn't care.

In a situation like that, there can be a whole company that needs to be held accountable both to get the victims and families the help they need and to ensure people are held accountable for their actions. Is that the kind of thing a preliminary police report can truly address? Of course not. That's why having professionals look into these kinds of accidents as soon as possible is crucial for getting people the help and the answers they deserve. It remains to be seen if those steps are being taken here.

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