One Injured in Nine-Vehicle Crash on I-20 in Dallas, TX
Dallas, TX — July 6, 2022, one person was hospitalized after a multi-vehicle crash involving an 18-wheeler on I-20 in Dallas County.
According to reports the incident happened just after 3:30 p.m. on eastbound I-20 near J.J. Lemmon Road. The cause and circumstances of the crash aren't known yet, but reports say it involved eight passenger vehicles and a tractor-trailer. Responders found all the vehicles damaged and stopped in the left two lanes.
One person was taken to a hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening. No other injuries were reported.
The crash remains under investigation. No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Nine-Vehicle Accident on I-20 in Dallas
There isn't a lot of information yet about how exactly this crash happened or what started it. Until those answers and others are found, it's best not to jump to any conclusions.
To learn more about the wreck police still need to look into many of its potential factors: Possible driver mistakes like distraction or speeding, problems or defects in the vehicles, road conditions and design, visibility, lighting and sightlines, inclement weather, other traffic in the area, and many other things that could have influenced the crash.
It's always important to be thorough and consider all the possible variables during an investigation. That's why as more of the puzzle is put together, making assumptions about the picture it'll make isn't a good idea. I've seen too many folks do that after reading a few sentences in the news only to wholly change their minds after more information came to light. The same could happen here, though a "by the book" police investigation might not fully explain things by the time it's wrapped up.
After a major accident--particularly one involving a commercial truck--an independent investigation better ensures the full story is learned. Whatever that story is, everyone involved and affected deserves all the answers they can get. Any other actions beyond just bringing them the truth depend on what that truth turns out to be.