• July 06, 2022

Kylend Dwaine McKinney, Sarah Ann Kirkland, 1 Injured in Truck Accident in Dallas, TX

Dallas, TX -- June 9, 2022, Kylend McKinney, Sarah Kirkland, and one other were hurt after a multi-vehicle accident involving a semi-truck.

Investigators said they responded to the area of Midway Road and Royal Lane at around 4:20 p.m. According to reports, 60-year-old Kylend Dwaine McKinney was in a Toyota Camry traveling northbound on Midway. Approaching a red light, reports say McKinney's vehicle did not slow down in time, crashing with a Honda Civic reportedly driven by an 18-year-old. McKinney then crashed into a Chevy Cruze reportedly driven by Sarah Ann Kirkland and an 18-wheeler from the Dallas Waste Department.

As a result of the collision, McKinney reportedly had incapacitating injuries. The 18-year-old reportedly had non-incapacitating injuries, and Kirkland's condition was not made clear. Police mentioned in reports someone saw a deflated tire on McKinney's vehicle. This and other factors require further investigation before a cause for the crash can be determined.

Commentary on Kylend McKinney, Sarah Kirkland Truck Accident in Dallas

People tend to jump to conclusions when it comes to rear-end collision, since almost all of them are the result of someone speeding, following too closely, or looking at their phone. But it's always important to consider other possibilities, since there could be unusual factors involved.

Kylend McKinney, Sarah Kirkland Injured in Truck Accident in Dallas, TX

For example, reports mentioned the first vehicle having an issue with a tire. Again, the most likely explanation is that this was incidental to the crash itself, or the tire was deflated due to something puncturing it or the driver failing to replace it. However, that does not make it unnecessary to look into a possible defect. Unlikely as it may be, tire defects have caused serious crashes before. Maybe that shows nothing out of the ordinary happened, but maybe it shows police missed something crucial.

This same idea goes for other possible factors. Mechanical issues, medical emergencies, road design hazards, faulty lights or signage, other vehicles that left the scene--what matters is ensuring folks are getting the full story. Getting people help is obviously the priority, but the best chance of getting them that help comes with those folks being able to tell their side of the story thoroughly. Were steps taken here to make sure nothing important went overlooked?

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