• August 12, 2022

Jourdanton Man Injured in Truck Accident on Highway 97 in McMullen County, TX

McMullen County, TX -- July 19, 2022, a Jourdanton man was injured after an accident where a truck crashed off Highway 97.

Investigators reported that the crash took place just after 4:30 a.m. along Highway 97 near mile marker 488.

According to reports, a 46-year-old Jourdanton man was in a Freightliner traveling southbound on Highway 97. On a curve, the 18-wheeler somehow lost control, causing it to overturn.

Jourdanton Man Injured in Truck Accident on Highway 97 in McMullen County, TX

As a result of the crash, the Jourdanton man sustained incapacitating injuries. No other injuries were reported. At this time, the cause of the crash has not been confirmed.

Commentary on Jourdanton Man Truck Accident on Highway 97 in McMullen County

It's not my place to sit here and speculate about the cause of the crash. Instead, I want to focus on a detail I rarely see authorities or others in my profession address. Since the victim's truck here overturned, what exactly caused his injuries: the crash itself, or the truck manufacturer's poor construction?

The reality is many truckers are at the mercy of manufacturers who continue to build trucks such that the driver's cab might as well be a cardboard box. Despite there being reasonable steps they can make to protect drivers, they instead prioritize their own business, and truck drivers that could have walked away from a crash end up paying the price with serious and fatal injuries.

That's why, regardless of what led to this crash, it's important to understand other potential factors that deserve attention. The article below delves further into this topic, and I think it's crucial folks learn as much about it as possible.

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