• June 30, 2022

Nancy Balderas Injured in Truck Accident on Homestead Rd in Harris County, TX

Harris County, TX — May 31, 2022, 48-year-old Nancy Balderas was injured in a crash with a tractor-trailer on Homestead road in Harris County.

According to reports the incident happened around 6:20 p.m. on Homestead near Old Humble Road. Preliminary investigation suggests a Kenworth semi-truck was towing a trailer north on Homestead in the left lane. Next to it in the right lane was a Ford Taurus driven by Balderas.

Reports say the truck driver made an unsafe right turn at the Old Humble Road intersection and its trailer crashed into the Ford.

Balderas received minor injuries in the collision. The truck driver was unhurt.

No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Nancy Balderas Accident in Harris County

It's something of a relief to read that the injuries here were minor, though that's no still reason to take the collision lightly. I've seen cases where "minor" injuries turned out to be anything but, and it's important folks are prepared just in case things are worse than they seem.

For example, a while back a client was involved in a crash with a commercial truck. Doctors first told him he was lucky to have just a sore back and sent him home with instructions to use a heating pad and stay off his feet. Not long after, that soreness became crippling pain.

Nancy Balderas Injured in Truck Accident on Homestead Rd in Harris County, TX

Further tests showed the crash actually ruptured a disk in the victim's spine. That "minor" injury ultimately required surgery and months of recovery, not to mention a drawn-out battle with the insurance company to get them to take responsibility.

I certainly hope nothing like that happens after the Homestead Road wreck, but in the other situation our client was able to get help because he sought assistance soon after his crash. Folks that wait too long may find they no longer have access to the tools and evidence needed to get help. Taking swift action means at worst they'll be overprepared and not need it, which is always better than the opposite.

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