Man Injured in Tractor-Trailer Accident on US 67 in Venus, TX
Venus, TX -- May 23, 2022, one person was injured due to an accident where a semi-truck crashed into a pickup on US 67.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 8:50 a.m. along US Highway 67 at FM 157.
Authorities said that a Ford F-250 was traveling on US 67 stopped at a stop light. While waiting, a tractor-trailer reportedly failed to control speed and crashed into the pickup.
A passenger in the pickup, identified only as a 43-year-old man, had non-incapacitating injuries. No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Tractor-trailer Accident on US 67 in Venus
With a crash like this, things may seem pretty open-and-shut. How else does a truck rear-end someone at a light without making a mistake? Well, unlikely as it is, there can be things like mechanical defects or medical emergencies to consider. But beyond that, there's also the possibility that a driver's mistake was the result of other more serious problems.
For example, I was looking into a situation a while back where a truck driver was texting and driving, leading to a crash. Our investigations revealed he'd been texting his supervisor, who would require drivers to respond to calls and texts all day. If they didn't respond right away, they essentially risked being fired.
Behavior like that made it outright inevitable that someone would get hurt. A company like that shouldn't just get a slap on the wrist. They'd need to face the full consequences of their actions to ensure they didn't get anyone else hurt. Maybe nothing like that happened here, but that's why thorough investigations are so important in these situations.