Three Injured in Truck Accident on Harvey Mitchell in College Station, TX
College Station, TX -- June 22, 2022, three people were injured due to an accident where a semi-truck crashed with a bus on Harvey Mitchell.
Officials reported that the crash took place at around 9:15 a.m. along Harvey Mitchell Parkway at Holleman Drive.
Investigators said that a Mack truck was westbound along Harvey Mitchell. At Holleman, police say the truck failed to regard a red light, crashing into a northbound bus. The truck then careened into a vehicle stopped on eastbound Harvey Mitchell.
In their reports, officials say that three people involved were injured. All were said to have non-incapacitating injuries. No further information about the crash is available at this time.
Commentary on Truck Accident on Harvey Mitchell in College Station
To be frank, a truck reportedly going through a red light is almost always a sign the driver was being reckless. Maybe the driver was fatigued, intoxicated, or on their phone, as is often the case in these situations. But things aren't always so simple, and it's important investigators have the means to anticipate more serious possible factors.
For example, I handled a situation not long ago where a truck driver texting and driving caused a serious wreck. As straight-forward as that seemed, we kept digging into the details. It turned out the driver was responding to his supervisor at the time. But why was that important?
Essentially that supervisor constantly texted and called drivers throughout the day. If they didn't respond right away, they'd get in trouble, and they were even threatened with their jobs. This naturally led to drivers taking risks in an attempt to appease their boss, and it was just a matter of time before people got hurt.
What less experienced attorneys may have seen as an open-and-shut case of a reckless driver turned out to be an entire company putting lives at risk. Had there not been more thorough investigations, that information may never have come to light. That's why it's so important to make sure the right people handle a crash like this. Otherwise, there's no telling what may slip through the cracks.