Man Injured in 18-wheeler Accident on FM 464 in Seguin, TX
Seguin, TX -- May 10, 2022, one person was injured due to an accident where a car and an 18-wheeler crashed along FM 464.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 11:48 p.m. along FM 464 at I-10.
According to officials, a 44-year-old was in a Ford Fusion traveling northbound along FM 464. Ahead, an 18-wheeler on the I-10 access road made a left turn to go south. While doing so, the Ford crashed into the trailer.
The Ford driver had incapacitating injuries due to the crash. Right now, additional details are unavailable.
Commentary on 18-wheeler Accident on FM 464 in Seguin
To be perfectly blunt here, I'm skeptical that this crash got the attention it really deserved. Why is that? Well, based on the location of this crash, the 18-wheeler would have had a stop sign to turn through prior to the crash. It appears traffic on FM 464 has the right of way. The truck driver told authorities, according to reports, that they "waited until clear." Is that actually true though?
It could be there were circumstances such that any reasonably prudent professional driver would have also made the turn prior to the collision. If the victim was going at excessive speeds, driving without working headlights, or behaving in a manner that was reasonably misleading, then having the right-of-way may not excuse a driver for crashing into an otherwise avoidable tractor-trailer.
With that said, I had a crash not long ago with very similar details where a trucking company claimed our client was going too fast and not wearing their seatbelt. Not only did we dig up proof the victim wasn't speeding, and not only was there sufficient testimony to prove their seatbelt was on, but we even showed that the trailer's reflective tape was all but invisible at the time due to how dirty it was.
Perhaps investigations were thorough here, and these reports simply don't reflect the full story. Otherwise, however, it's incredibly strange to see a situation where an 18-wheeler has a stop sign, a passenger vehicle doesn't, and somehow the passenger vehicle ends up in the wrong. Impossible? Not at all, but it's the kind of thing that absolutely warrants more thorough investigations to ensure that the facts aren't being misrepresented.