• July 20, 2022

New Boston Man Injured in Truck Accident on FM 3129 in Cass County, TX

Cass County, TX -- June 27, 2022, a New Boston man was injured following an accident where two commercial vehicle crashed on FM 3129.

Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 2:00 p.m. in the area of FM 3129 and CR-3674.

Officials said that a 48-year-old New Boston man was in a Mack truck traveling westbound on FM 3129. Ahad, another tractor-trailer reportedly failed to yield, and the trucks collided, causing the westbound truck to overturn off-road.

The New Boston man had incapacitating injuries due to the crash. At this time, additional details about the crash are unavailable.

Commentary on Dual Truck Accident on FM 3129 in Cass County

If these reports are accurate, how exactly does someone fail to see a big commercial truck coming at them on a straight road during daylight hours? Generally speaking, a reasonably prudent trucker isn't going to make that mistake. That's why those reasonably prudent truckers tend to fall victim to those out there that can't do the job properly. Those drivers likely also understand the importance of ensuring more than just a simple police report digs into what went wrong.

New Boston Man Injured in Truck Accident on FM 3129 in Cass County, TX

A recent case I had shows why that's so important. A reckless trucker caused a serious wreck, but the mistake was so ridiculous we wondered how someone with any basic training could have made the mistake. Well, it turned out the driver didn't have basic training. That company essentially tossed the keys to someone with know commercial driving experience, showed him where the buttons and levers were, and said, "Good luck." It was just a matter of time before someone got hurt, and it would be a matter of time before a company like that would hurt others.

I'm not saying that happened here, but it's important folks understand why a crash like this can be so complex. It's not just about what happened. It's about why it happened. Answering that can make a significant difference in getting folks the help they deserve. I don't see why this crash would be an exception to that.

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