Jonathan Frederick Gibbons, Kelly Gibbons Injured in Truck Accident in Carrollton, TX
Carrollton, TX -- June 19, 2022, Jonathan Gibbons and Kelly Gibbons were injured due to an accident where an 18-wheeler hit their vehicle.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 3:35 p.m. along I-35E near Crosby Road.
Authorities said that 46-year-old Jonathan Gibbons was driving a Honda Accord. 45-year-old Kelly Gibbons and a 12-year-old boy were riding as passengers. Police say that the vehicle was southbound when an 18-wheeler reportedly made an unsafe lane change, hitting the Honda.
Due to the crash, Jonathan and Kelly Gibbons and the boy in their vehicle had non-incapacitating injuries. Additional details about the crash are unavailable at this time.
Commentary on Jonathan Gibbons, Kelly Gibbons Truck Accident in Carrollton
This is generally a pretty simple thing for truck drivers to avoid, so long as they are well aware of their surroundings. Maybe there were extenuating circumstances here, but this is usually just the result of inattentiveness or outright distraction. Even in those situations, though, the full story may require a more experienced eye.
In a situation I handled a while back, for example, we found that a driver that caused a wreck did so while texting his supervisor. That was because the supervisor would constantly call and text drivers, and if they didn't respond right away, they'd get in trouble. Essentially, this idiot made drivers choose between being responsible drivers or putting food on their family's table. It was inevitably someone would get hurt.
Maybe nothing like that happened here, but it's one of the reasons thorough independent investigations are so important.