• July 20, 2022

Pasadena Man, 1 Injured in 18-wheeler Accident on Market Street in Houston, TX

Houston, TX -- July 7, 2022, a Pasadena man and another person were injured after an accident where an 18-wheeler hit their vehicle.

Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 3:13 p.m. along Market Street at the intersection of the service road.

Reports say that a 19-year-old Pasadena man was in a vehicle traveling westbound along Market. At the service road, a southbound 18-wheeler crashed into the passenger vehicle.

The driver and passenger in the car had incapacitating injuries due to the crash. No other injuries were reported. Police say that the 18-wheeler failed to control speed, but they also say both drivers claimed the other failed to yield. No further information is available at this time.

Commentary on 18-wheeler Accident on Market Street in Houston

If there's anything I stress the importance of time and time again on this blog, it's evidence. Police say both drivers blame each other here, which is all too common. Unfortunately, even that finger pointing can help people avoid responsibility for their actions. Ensuring there is clear evidence to tell the story helps ensure those excuses can't find footing.

A while back, for example, I had a similar situation where a truck driver and a car driver each blamed the other for running a red light. The investigating officer was so swamped with other priorities that they basically gave up and said, "Y'all figure it out yourselves." Well, it didn't take us long through more thorough investigations to find surveillance footage from a nearby business which clearly showed the truck run the light.

I'm not saying anything like that happened here, of course, but similar steps could prove useful here, as well. Relying on authorities alone often has reports come up short. Victims and families taking steps to gather as much information as possible can help them tell their side of the story and get whatever help is available to them.

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