College Station Man Injured in Truck Accident on Highway 21 in Burleson, TX
Burleson, TX -- June 21, 2022, a College Station man was injured due to an accident where his vehicle crashed with a semi-truck on TX-21.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 4:07 p.m. along Highway 21 in the area of County Road 208.
In reports, authorities said that a 53-year-old College Station man was in a vehicle traveling northeast along the highway. Ahead, an 18-wheeler slowed to make a right turn. Somehow, the College Station man's vehicle crashed into the back of the trailer.
Authorities say that driver had incapacitating injuries due to the crash. No other injuries were reported. At this time, no additional details are available.
Commentary on College Station Man Truck Accident on Highway 21 in Burleson
Folks tend to assume these kinds of crashes are completely straight forward. After all, someone rear-ending a truck making a turn is almost always to blame, right? That's more or less true, but folks should always wait for the facts. There could be unusual circumstances to consider.
For example, a colleague and I discussed a situation a while back in which a woman was texting and driving when she rear-ended a truck. She had very serious injuries, but investigators weren't sure why since the severity of the collision was relatively minor. So what happened? Well, further investigations revealed she had a defective airbag.
I'm not saying that happened here, of course, but it's an example of how the cause of someone's injuries is not always the same as what caused a crash. That's why thorough investigations are always important. Otherwise, details people need to get help can easily slip through the cracks.