• August 11, 2022

Driver Injured in Semi-Truck Crash on I-20 in Leon County, TX

Leon County, TX — June 30, 2022, a truck driver was injured in a crash between big rigs on Interstate 45 in Leon County.

Reports say the incident happened around 2:05 p.m. on I-45 near mile marker 177. Preliminary investigation suggests an International semi-truck was towing a trailer south on the roadway when the driver braked to slow for traffic ahead.

Behind the International truck and trailer a Volvo semi-truck was also southbound in the same lane. The Volvo driver allegedly failed to control the truck's speed and hit the rear-right of the semi-trailer with its front-left quarter. It then pulled onto the shoulder and came to rest.

The Volvo driver was seriously injured in the crash. The International driver may have been injured.

No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Truck Accident on I-45 in Leon County

People might read the reported details of this crash and decide the rear driver is to blame for the damage done. Others tend to believe every rear-end crash is the fault of the rear driver, but that's not actually true. An accident's details and context can make all the difference, which is why it's important to investigate carefully and learn all the facts. Details like both trucks' speeds, if they were both in good repair, if both drivers were paying careful attention to their surroundings, if the International driver braked suddenly or gradually as he approached traffic, if the road was wet or hazardous, and many others might wholly change how the crash is understood.

Driver Injured in Semi-Truck Crash on I-20 in Leon County, TX

To be clear, I'm not taking sides or making any accusations here. Things might have gone exactly how police described, and I'm not arguing with them just by asking that all potential factors be considered. Without a full and thorough investigation no one can be sure exactly what happened. At the very least the injured driver deserves the benefit of the doubt and to know that every effort was made to find the truth. Anything beyond that would depend on what is learned.

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