Rhonda May Hawkins Killed in Truck Accident in Farmers Branch, TX
Farmers Branch, TX -- June 6, 2022, Rhonda May Hawkins was killed due to an accident involving an 18-wheeler.
Initial reports said that the crash took place at around 10:15 a.m. along I-35 are Valley View Lane.
Officials said that 57-year-old Rhonda May Hawkins was in a Toyota SUV traveling northbound along I-35E. Somehow, the SUV crashed into the attenuator along the side of the road, then went back into traffic lanes. There, the vehicle collided with a semi-trailer and a pickup.
Due to the crash, Hawkins succumbed to fatal injuries. No other injuries were reported. Right now, the cause of the crash remains unclear.
Commentary on Rhonda May Hawkins Truck Accident in Farmers Branch
When people see a vehicle veer off-road and crash, as is described in these reports, they tend to just assume the driver was distracted, speeding, drunk, or fatigued. Those are certainly common possible factors, but it would be irresponsible to jump to conclusions without considering other possibilities.
Did the victim hit something in the road? Was there a tire blowout? Did they experience a medical emergency? Was there some kind of manufacturing defect with the vehicle? Did one of the other vehicles involved clip the victim and cause her to lose control?
Even if something seems unlikely, I've looked into just about every kind of accident one could imagine only to find police missed something important. Taking the time to ensure independent professionals look into this could be the step needed to ensure the victim's loved ones are actually getting the full story.