• July 21, 2022

Man Injured in 18-wheeler Accident on I-35E at FM 566 in Milford, TX

Milford, TX -- June 28, 2022, one person was injured due to an accident where their vehicle crashed with an 18-wheeler on I-35E.

Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 12:48 a.m. along I-35E in the area of FM 566.

Officials said that a 36-year-old man was in a Toyota Sienna traveling southbound on the interstate. Ahead, traffic was slowed, and the vehicle hit the rear right portion of a tractor-trailer.

The man in the Toyota sustained incapacitating injuries due to the crash. No further information is available at this time.

Commentary on 18-wheeler Accident on I-35E at FM 566 in Milford

Something that I talk about a lot on this blog is the importance of being thorough even when facts seem straight-forward. There's no telling when something unusual may happened. Just recently, a colleague brought up a good example of this.

Milford, TX 18-wheeler Accident Injures 1 on I-35E at FM 566

There was a crash where a woman was texting and driving before hitting the back of a truck. She had serious injuries as a result. When investigators looked into things, though, they found her injuries were far too severe given the relatively low speed of the impact. So what happened? Well, it turned out she had a defective airbag. Had the airbag worked properly, she likely would have walked away with some bumps and bruises.

I'm not saying these two situations are the same, of course, but folks may be too quick to ignore a crash like this just because of what initial reports say. But with proper independent investigations, details may come to light which show that events beyond the driver's control led to his injuries, and they should be addressed.

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