One Injured in Truck Accident on Military Road in Pharr, TX
Pharr, TX — June 1, 2022, a 32-year-old man was injured in a crash with a commercial truck on Military Road in Hidalgo County.
According to reports the incident happened around 6:05 p.m. on West Military Road near South Jackson Road. Preliminary investigation suggests the victim was driving a Chevrolet Silverado pickup west on the highway in the inner lane when just a head, an eastbound Kenworth tractor-trailer turned left into his path while trying to enter the a nearby business.
The truck driver failed to yield the right-of-way while turning and crossed into the Chevy's path. The pickup ran into the the back of the Kenworth and the front of its trailer.
The victim reportedly received minor injuries in the crash. The truck driver was unhurt.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Truck Accident on Military Road in Pharr
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, though, that soreness became paralyzing pain.
Further tests and scans showed the crash actually ruptured a disk in the victim's spine. That "minor" injury ultimately needed surgery and months of recovery, not to mention a drawn-out battle with the insurance company before they agreed to help him.
I certainly hope nothing like that happens after the Pharr crash, but in the other situation our client was able to get help because he reached out to us soon after his wreck. Folks that wait too long may find they can no longer get the evidence and assistance they need. If they act quickly, at worst they'll be overprepared and take no action. That's always better than the opposite, as many frustrated victims and families could tell you.