• July 06, 2022

One Injured in Truck Accident on Highway 105 in Stoneham, TX

Stoneham, TX -- June 8, 2022, one person was injured due to an accident where an 18-wheeler and a Chevy Equinox crashed on Highway 105.

Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 3:30 p.m. along Highway 105 near the intersection of County Road 337.

According to officials, Brynn Leigh Nolen was driving a Chevy Equinox traveling westbound along Highway 105. From eastbound lanes, authorities said that an 18-wheeler pulled onto the shoulder, then attempted a u-turn. Doing so, Nolen's vehicle crashed into the 18-wheeler.

Due to the crash, a 45-year-old woman in Nolen's vehicle reportedly had non-incapacitating injuries. No further information about the crash is available at this time.

Commentary on 18-wheeler Accident on Highway 105 in Stoneham

To be rather blunt, if the events occurred as police say they did, this is incredibly reckless behavior. I've known trucking companies to outright fire drivers that make u-turns like this precisely because they're so risky. That's why when I look into situations involving a tractor-trailer making a u-turn, something I always make sure to look into is the company practices that driver is subject to. This sort of thing can sometimes be the result of a negligent system rather than an isolated mistake.

Stoneham, TX Truck Accident Injures 1 on Highway 105

A while back, for example, I handled a situation where a truck driver crashed due to mistakes that were the result of him trying to meet an unreasonable deadline. Our investigations showed that company would routinely coerce driver to meet these ridiculous expectations. If they didn't, they risked losing their jobs. Naturally, drivers trying to support their families were going to do what their bosses said as best as possible. It was just a matter of time before someone got hurt, and that risk would only persist so long as no one gave that company the wake up call they deserved.

Right now, I certainly can't say if anything like that happened here, but I can say from experience that taking reports like these at face value only makes it more likely something important slips through the cracks. Maybe nothing unusual led to this crash, but it's important victims and families know they're getting the full story so they can best pursue the help they need.

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