• July 01, 2022

Humberto Ramos Injured in Dallas County, TX Train Accident

Dallas County, TX — June 17, 2022, 29-year-old Humberto Ramos was injured when his truck collided with a train on Lavender Road in Dallas County.

According to reports the incident happened around 10:20 a.m. on Lavender Road near Millers Ferry Road. Preliminary investigation suggests Ramos was driving a Peterbilt semi-truck with a trailer east on Lavender. He told investigators he didn't notice the southbound Union Pacific train approaching on tracks across Lavender until he was too close to stop, so instead he tried to speed up through the crossing.

The train crashed into the driver's side of Ramos' truck; Ramos was reportedly ejected and suffered serious injuries.

No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Humberto Ramos Accident in Dallas County

With situations like this, it's easy for folks to jump to conclusions. After all, there aren't many ways a train hits a truck without the truck being at fault. However, it's always important to make sure the whole story is known after just about any crash.

To find that story it's important to consider other details that might have influenced the crash. For instance, the driver told police he didn't see the train coming; did something block his view? Images of the tracks across Lavender suggest there are no crossing arms or warning lights, just a plain sign alerting drivers to the tracks' presence. Did the driver see that? If he didn't notice the approaching train or the sign, what had his attention instead? If he couldn't stop as he told police, why not? Was he just too close and moving too quickly, or were his brakes in bad shape?

Humberto Ramos Injured in Dallas County, TX Train Accident

I'm not trying to complicate things or suggest I know something reports don't say. The crash could really just boil down to a momentary decision and a costly consequence. I just want to ensure that before anyone reaches conclusions, all the potential factors are considered. It's always important to investigate carefully and learn the whole story for everyone's sake.

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