Kathy Phillips Injured in Dump Truck Accident in DeKalb County, TN
DeKalb County, TN -- July 13, 2022, Kathy Phillips was injured due to an accident where a truck and an SUV collided.
Authorities reported that the crash took place Wednesday afternoon off the corner of Highway 56 and Blue Springs Road.
In reports, officials said that 69-year-old Kathy Phillips was in a Nissan Murano traveling southbound on the highway. The Nissan reportedly went into the path of an oncoming dump truck, resulting in a head-on collision.
Phillips was seriously injured and airlifted to a hospital. No other injuries were reported. At this time, additional details are unavailable.
Commentary on Kathy Phillips Truck Accident in DeKalb County
As straight-forward as a supposed crossover wreck may seem, it's always important to ensure experienced investigators look into things and get clear answers. These early reports aren't always as thorough as folks would believe.
A while back, for example, a family came to me about a crossover where their loved one allegedly veered across the center line and hit an 18-wheeler. Our investigations found that was technically true, but the victim didn't really do anything wrong.
The events happened because the 18-wheeler veered into oncoming lanes first, causing the victim to swerve left in an attempt to avoid it. The 18-wheeler then went back into its original lane, causing the vehicles to collide head-on. Since the investigating officer was inexperienced, and the victim wasn't there to tell their side of the story, it took more thorough independent investigations to actually bring the truth to light.
Just to be clear, I'm not saying that happened here. This could involve anything from distracted driving to a tire defect to a complete separate series of events authorities overlooked. The key is to ensure there is extensive evidence about what happened, and simply waiting around for authorities alone may not be enough to get that evidence.