Demarie Jermonte Oakley Injured in Truck Accident in Dallas, TX
Dallas, TX -- July 26, 2022, Demarie Jermonte Oakley was injured due to an accident where his vehicle crashed with a truck.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 6:00 a.m. along Walton Walker/Loop 12 near Duncanville Road.
According to officials, 22-year-old Demarie Jermonte Oakley was in a Dodge Charger traveling northbound on Loop 12. Ahead, a commercial truck was stopped in the right lane with its hazards on for reasons not specified. Reports say that Oakley's vehicle changed lanes approaching the truck, crashing into the back of it.
Oakley reportedly had incapacitating injuries due to the crash. No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Demarie Jermonte Oakley Truck Accident in Dallas
Folks tend to assume a driver can't be at fault if they're simply stationary and someone runs into them. The law can be more nuanced than that, especially with commercial vehicles. Despite how some less scrupulous truckers behave, there are rules for stopping in the roadway. Since failing to follow those rules can get people hurt, there are potential consequences to face.
Is that something that applies here? I certainly have no specific reason to say so, and reports even suggest the truck had its hazards on. If it was stopped for legitimate reasons and did everything to make the truck visible, then it would be silly to blame the truck. Still, it's important folks know they're getting the whole story before jumping to conclusions.