Four Injured in 18-wheeler, Van Accident on I-45 in Madison County, TX
Madison County, TX -- July 21, 2022, four people were injured due to an accident where an 18-wheeler and a van collided on I-45.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 2:50 p.m. along I-45 near mile marker 148.
Authorities said that a 39-year-old man was driving a Sprinter van southbound on the interstate. Reports say the van made an unsafe lane change, colliding with an 18-wheeler.
Due to the crash, one van passenger had incapacitating injuries while the driver had non-incapacitating injuries. Two other passenger may have been injured, as well.
At this time, no further information is available.
Commentary on Van, 18-wheeler Accident on I-45 in Madison County
As straight forward as these reports may seem, I learned long ago to make sure there are always more thorough independent investigations. There's no telling what may or may not have influenced the investigations if authorities weren't experienced enough to let the evidence speak for itself.
For example, I've had many cases where a trucking company representative was on the crash scene within an hour speaking to police. I've even had one where they were on the scene before the police. That gives them the opportunity to immediately start pushing facts in their favor. If victims and families don't have the tools to meet that challenge, it can prove to be detrimental to getting them the help they need.
I'm not saying that happened here, of course, but it's important folks consider these possibilities and act accordingly. Those looking to no more can read on below.