Madeline Roseberry Injured in Truck Accident on I-35 in Waco, TX
Waco, TX — June 3, 2022, 26-year-old Madeline Roseberry was injured in a crash with a commercial truck on I-35 in Waco.
According to reports the incident happened around 6:00 p.m. on I-35 near MLK Boulevard. Preliminary investigation suggests a Freightliner semi-truck was towing a trailer north on the highway behind Roseberry's Jeep Compass, which in turn was traveling behind a Ford Explorer.
Reports say the truck driver failed to control the big rig's speed and ran into the back of the Jeep, pushing it into the rear of the Ford ahead.
Roseberry reportedly sustained minor injuries in the crash. No other injuries were reported.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Madeline Roseberry Accident in Waco
It's something of a relief to read that the injuries here were minor, though that's still no reason to write the collision off without putting in the necessary work. For one thing, "minor" injuries aren't always as benign as they first seem, and it's important folks are prepared just in case things get worse.
For example, a while back a client of mine was involved in a crash with a commercial truck. Doctors told him at first that he was lucky to have just a sore back. They sent him home with instructions to use a heating pad and stay off his feet, and to take basic ibuprofen for the pain. He did all three, but not long after he returned home that soreness became agony.
Further tests and scans at the ER showed the crash actually ruptured a disk in the victim's spine. That "sore back" ultimately needed surgery and months of recovery, not to mention a lengthy battle with the insurance company before they agreed to help him.
I certainly hope nothing like that happens after the Waco wreck, and there's no specific reason to think it will. However, in that other situation our client was able to get help because he reached out to us soon after his crash. We were able to take swift action and preserve evidence on his behalf. Folks that wait too long to do anything may find they no longer have access to what they need. Taking the right steps as soon as possible means they'll be prepared if things take a turn. "Better safe than sorry," as they say, and truck accidents are no exception.