• July 07, 2022

Woman Injured in 18-wheeler Accident off Genard Road in Houston, TX

Houston, TX -- May 30, 2022, a woman was injured following an accident where an 18-wheeler hit her in an area off Genard Road.

Authorities reported that the collision happened at around 8:20 a.m. off the corner of Genard Road and Windfern Road at a nearby property.

It appears that the 51-year-old woman was in an area near the entrance and exit security booth. A nearby 18-wheeler reportedly backed unsafely, hitting the woman.

Reports say the woman had non-incapacitating injuries due to the collision. No further information about the crash is available at this time.

Commentary on 18-wheeler Accident on Genard Road in Houston

Since it appears this happened at some kind of facility, it's important to consider this situation more carefully than a typical 18-wheeler/pedestrian accident that might happen, for example, along a public roadway. The reason for this is because there is sometimes a third party involved in all of this: the property owners.

Just to be clear, this isn't some sleazy way to rope in someone who did nothing wrong. Let me give an example of why it's important to consider the property where an accident like this happened.

Houston, TX 18-wheeler Accident Injures Woman off Genard Road

I handled this situation a while back where a worker at a loading dock was run over by an 18-wheeler that was backing toward the loading bay doors. When we examined the area, some extremely hazardous conditions stood out to us. One was that at night, there was almost no lighting by the doors, meaning workers outside were all but invisible. Additionally, the path approaching the bay was like a deep 'V', meaning that truck drivers essentially had to dangerously gun it toward the doors so they wouldn't get stuck in the dip.

What could have just been an inattentive driver or absent-minded warehouse worker turned out to be a more complex combination of factors where those two were put in a dangerous environment they had no control over. I'm not saying that happened here, of course. It's simply that these aren't the sorts of things that authorities tend to look into on their own. That's why it may be important for those involved here to ensure experienced independent investigators look into things and make sure nothing important slipped through the cracks.

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